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Title: Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title: Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven Fla
Creation Date: July 14, 2005
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, July 14, 2005 Volume 79, Number 4


At a Glance
MHHIS Class
of 1975 reunion
The class of 1975 will be
:holding their 30 reunion ad get
-together the weekend ofAugust
S19-20 in Lake Placid at the Laza
Leza Leisure Lakes Golf and
-Resort on Lake June. A casual
BBQ at the resort will be held on
Saturday, August 2. For hotel
reservations, you may call (863)
465-2888 several rooms are
being held for the reunion. Be
sure to join us foe a relaxing
weekend of recalling old mem-
ories and creating new ones. For
further information call Michelle
;Yates at (800) 226-1642 or (863)
465-3841 or Lori Bond at (863)
946-0811 or (863) 946-2854.
Moore Haven Lions
Club meetings
The Moore Haven Lions Club
has begun its summer schedule.
The next meeting will be Tues-
day, Aug. 9. Thereafter, in Sep-
tember, the regular schedule of
meetings on the second and
fourth Tuesday of each month
will resume. All meetings will
have dinner and are at the Amer-
-ican Legion Hall in Moore Haven
starting at 5:30 p.m. For ques-
tions, please contact Kirby Sulli-
van at (863) 946-2556.
Flea Market
re-opening
Moore Haven flea market
will re-open and will be offering
their spaces for free to sell your
stuff. For more information, call
(863) 227-6173 or (863) 946-
0037 ask for Ricardo.
Economic
Council Meetings
The Glades County Eco-
nomic Development Council
Normally meets the first Mon-
day ol the month al 6:15 p.m. in
the conference room at Glades
Electric Cooperative. If you are
not a member, please contact
the EDC about joining. If you
are a member, please plan to
attend the meetings. As the
Main Street effort, and other ini-
tiatives move forward, we will
need a host of knowledgeable
volunteers to serve on various
committees and we encourage
your participation.
Free Services
to help elders
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE (Seniors Helping
with Insurance Needs of
Elders) counselor is available
every Wednesday morning free
of charge at Nobles Center and
in Moore Haven at Senior Con-
nections offices. (Must call 675-
1446 to make appointment).
Post-disaster help
for older adults
Disaster funds are still avail-
able to help older adults living
in Hendry and Glades Counties
who continue to need assis-
tance with such issues as roof
repair, debris removal, insur-
ance deductibles, appliance
repair or replacement, chore
work, etc. Elders in need of
help due to the hurricanes of
last summer can speak with'a
specially trained outreach
worker in Clewiston (863) 983-
7088 Monday Friday.


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Index

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Obituaries .......... 2
Opinion ........... .4
School ............. .7
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Senator Nelson makes visit


By Bill Fabian
MOORE HAVEN Citizens of
Glades and Hendry Counties were
on hand to greet U.S. Senator Bill
Nelson at the Glades County Com-
mission Chambers at the Court-
house in Moore Haven. The fifth-
year senator stopped by Moore
Haven on Wednesday, July 6 on
his tour of town hall meetings
throughout Florida.
The U.S. Senator was on a 10-
day recess for the Independence
Day holiday, during which Senator
Nelson scheduled several town


hall meetings in Pinellas, Lee,
Glades, Okeechobee, Highlands,
Polk, and Hillsborough Counties.
Glades County Commissioner
Russell Echols introduced the Sen-
ator, pointing out that the former
astronaut has been very helpful
with the development and mainte-
nance of area INS facilities.
Senator Nelson began with an
explanation that he had just
undergone surgery for a hernia,
which had caused great pain in his
side.
"Please forgive me folks, if I


seem to be leaning a little toward
the right today," he joked, adding
that the sutures were still painful,
but were healing up just fine.
Among the latest domestic
issues was a recent decision by the
U.S. Supreme Court to declare the
right for local governments to
seize personal property, including
people's homes and businesses,
for private economic develop-
ment. Senator Nelson said he dis-
agreed with the decision, which
was a 5-4 ruling determined by the
"swing vote" of outgoing Judge


Sandra Day O'Connor.
. "Judge O'Connor has always
been on both sides of many
issues. Sometimes I've agreed
with her votes, other times not so
much. I don't agree with the ruling
that people's private property can
be taken, against a person's will,
for these purposes," Senator Nel-
son said. "The government can't
use federal funds in an economic
development project as stated in
the ruling," he said. "I have filed
legislation along with other sena-
tors to combat this decision," he


added.
He later addressed the state of
agriculture in Florida, beginning
-with a not-too-subtle promotion
of the Central American Free Trade
Agreement (CAFTA), which
passed on a 54-45 vote on June 30.
"There have been many similar
instances in this country, such as
with the citrus industry, which
would have failed if not for an
import tax that allowed for citrus
growers in Florida to prosper,"
See Nelson Page 10


County hires



new manager

By Bill Fabian nance of B-52 bombers, as well
The Glades County Board of as later secretarial and adminis-
Commissioners has chosen an trative posts with the United
interim county manager to over- States Air Force Strategic Air
see general managerial duties for Command.
Glades County for a tentative After retiring from the military
period of two to three months. in 1992, Mr. Taylor settled in Mari-
Wendell H. Taylor, a former anna, Fla., and went on to serve
county manager for Jackson as the president of the Marianna
County in the Florida panhandle, Chamber of Commerce for sev-
was interviewed and hired on eral years. During this time,
the spot during the regular meet- Glades County Commissioners
ing of the Glades County Board had the chance to meet Mr. Tay-
of Commissioners at the Moore lor during a visit to Marianna to
Haven courthouse commission research jail facilities.
Mr Taylor presented an According to Commissioner
impressive resume for the ob Giesler, who participated in
board's consideration. He is a Monday's Commission meeting
graduate of the University of via a telephoned conference call,
Florida with a degree in Animal Mr. Taylor was a very warm and
Science. His career work expenr- accommodating host, as officials
ence is anchored by a 28-year ;rom Glades Count, visited Man-
period of service in the armed anna in 1994.
forces, highlighted by several
years of operation and mainte- See Manager Page 10




Where are



we going now?


By MaryAnn Morris
As recovery from last year's
four hurricanes has wound
down to the last few FEMA trail-
ers and blue roofs, Glades Coun-
ty Emergency Manager Ken
Howard is looking ahead to the
2005 Hurricane Season. With
this year's storms already in the
Caribbean, preparedness is fore-
most on everyone's mind.
"Now we tell people to pre-
pare for three to five days with-
out electricity, food and water,
rather than the 48 hours we used
to recommend. After our experi-
ences in the 2004 Hurricane Sea-
son, we know how over-
whelmed everyone can be. New


supplies may not reach our area
as soon as expected," said Mr.
Howard.
After last. year's storms,
power outages caused grocery
stores to dispose of refrigerated
and frozen food, and restocking
could not always be soon
enough. Those who had not pre-
pared well ahead of time quickly
emptied the shelves in the wake
of disaster.
"State resources were over-
whelmed. There's no way to pre-
pare for four hurricanes coming
one after the other and other
counties were much worse off
See Where -Page 10


The senior meteorologist for
NBC2 Weekend News and the
weekend editions of NBC2 News
at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. will be the
keynote speaker, Thursday, July 21
at 7 p.m. at the regular meeting of
the Muse Community Association.
Mr. Rector will speak on hurri-
canes in general and specifically
what each and everyone should
do to prepare home and belong-
ings for nature's wrath during this
hurricane season, which is already
well underway.
Mr. Rector is a retired Naval
meteorologist with more than 40
years experience and is considered
one of Florida's most knowledge-
able weather forecasters.
' A native of Bradenton, Florida,
Tom's career has taken him
around the world in the Navy fore-
casting tropical weather systems
from all standpoints. His forecast-
ing career also includes an eight-
year period in Key West, Florida,
where he lived on a 38-foot sail-
boat, which can be another story
he says. He now makes his home
in Fort Myers with his wife, Lois,
and their seven-year-old son Jon.
Mr. Rector is a member of the
American Meteorological Society
and holds the coveted American
Meteorological Society Broadcast-
See Speaker--Page 10


Tom Rector, the senior meteorologist for NBC2 Week-
end News will be the keynote speaker at the July 21
Muse Community Association meeting.


A tale of two local women


There's the Clewiston Inn and
there's Flora & Ella's and never
the twain shall meet since they're
about 30 miles apart even though
they're both in Hendry County.
However, there is an unusual kin-
ship that perhaps not many
know about.
The general managers of both
places are women unusual
women to say the least.
Christa Hill has occupied the
position of General Manger of the
Clewiston Inn for eight years.
However, her working life at the
Inn goes back to 1967 when she
graduated from high school. It
was then that she started work-
ing as a dining room waitress.
After that she was the desk
clerk for 13 years. Continuing to
climb the Inn's ladder, she
became the manager's secretary
for four years, then moved into
the position of assistant manager,
then to the General Manager in
1997. Christa is quiet and soft-
spoken with such a pleasing
manner that those who stop ard
speak to her want to prolong the


visit. And what she doesn't know
about Clewiston is probably not
worth knowing.
About her years at the Historic
Clewiston Inn, she says, "I've
always loved the Inn and never
really wanted to work anywhere
else. I believe in learning so it
seemed only natural to learn
everything I could about the vari-
ous work here. And almost
before I knew it, doors of oppor-
tunity started opening."
Gerard Bernard, the inn's
chief financial officer says,
"Christa has been a big part of
the Clewiston Inn for over 27
years and has managed the Inn
for over 10 years. She is extreme-
ly dedicated and will do whatever
it takes to ensure that our guests
have a wonderful stay at our .inn.
Her employees enjoy working
with her as I do. She always has a
smile and a friendly word. On top
of that, she is always looking for
ways to improve our inn and our
customer service."
West of the inn is LaBelle, and
on the west end of this thriving


small town (or city to some) is
Flora & Ella's Restaurant, where
Debbie Burchard Klemmer is the
general manager.
Debbie too, is quiet, soft-spo-
ken and her pleasing manner
brings many a customer back
time and time again. In fact, one
customer has all his meals there
at a small table by a west win-
dow that's reserved just for him.
And it can be said with certainty
that Debbie knows everything
about LaBelle that's worth know-
ing.
Alan Trask, co-owner with
Mrs. Irene Trask, who just hap-
pens to be Debbie's mother,
says, "I want to stress what a
blessing Debbie has been and is
to Flora and Ella's Restaurant. I
can't say how many years
because her presence started
when she was just a baby. Today
she goes from greeting people to
manning the line in the kitchen,
to donning the chef's hat, doing
all the purchasing and whatever
See Women Page 10


Courtesy photos
Christa Hill's smile captivates all who meet her when visiting
Clewiston's historic Clewiston Inn. Ms. Hill is the general man-
ager of the inn and has spent her entire career dedicating her-
self to tflose who visit Clewiston.


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Hurricane season: Specialist talks with residents


Courtesy photos
The Muse community building willbe the site of a special presentation on hurricanes,
delivered by Tom Rector, a veteran forecaster of tropical storms.

Hurricane specialist to speak









Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, July 14,2005


Wedding Jennifer Bolden receives


the McKnight Fellowship


Amber and Jonathan

Carnahan and
Street wed
Amber LeAnne Carnahan of
Lake Placid, and Jonathan
Edward Street, formerly of Moore
Haven, are proud to announce
that their wedding was held on
Sunday, June 12, 2005 at Placid
Temple Church of God in Lake
Placid. Amber is the daughter of
David and Deborah Carnahan of
Lake Placid. She is a member of
management at Sunshine News-
paper Printing.
Jonathan is the son of Laona
and Ronald Destefano of Ortona.
He works for Tillman Construc-
tion in Lake Placid. The couple
will reside in Lake Placid.


Birth


HIII i 7 ...W 1
Christopher Arland Pappas
Arland (AJ) and Michelle Pap-
pas of Moore Haven are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Christopher Arland. He was born
on May 30, 2005 at Health Park in
Fort Myers. He weighed seven
pounds, seven ounces and was 19.
inches long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are:
Nicole and James (Terrel) Fielder
of Clewiston.
Paternal grandparents ,are:
Donna and Demitrius Pappas'of
Moore Haven.
Great-grandparents are: Del-
phia Kent and the late Arland Kent
of Moore Haven and James (Jim)
and Shirley and Betty Fielder.


. The McKnight Doctoral Fellow-
ship program (MDF) was present-
ed to Jennifer Bolden on June 25, at
the Renaissance Hotel Internation-
al Plaza in Tampa.
The McKnight Doctoral Fellow-
ship award was established to pro-
vide educational opportunities for
African American and other
minorities. This quasi-public entity
with a statewide mission and
national impact, was initially fund-
ed by a major grant from The McK-
night Foundation in Minneapolis,
Minnesota and matching funds
from the Florida Legislature. The
original set of programs, known as
the McKnight Programs in higher
education, were administered by
the Florida Association of Colleges
and Universities (FACU) and served
as the forerunner to what is now


known as the Florida Education
Fund (FEF).
Jennifer was awarded a full
tuition fellowship and a $12,000
stipend for the
next five years
- a package
total of $85,000.
She will begin
the Doctoral
Program Aug.
22 at the Uni-
versity of Cen-
tral Florida in
Orlando. Jen- Jennifer
nifer will be Bolden
studying for a
PH.D. in Clini-
cal Psychology. Jennifer will be
working with Dr. Rapport conduct-
ing research concerning the long-
term achievement outcome of chil-


"Wow, Happy 100th Birthday"
We cantr believe it, she's 100 years bid. Happy Birthday
Adelaida Ortega. She has 10 wonderful children and 26
grand children, 55 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-
great-grand children. We all love her so much and wish
to have her here with us longer.


dren diagnosed with ADHD.
Jennifer Bolden is the Glades
Central Community High School
2001 Salutatorian, Palm Beach
County 2001 Governors High
School ALL -STAR, 2004 Summa
Laude graduate of FAMU with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Psy-
chology and a minor in African
American Studies and a GRE test
score of 1260.
Jennifer is the daughter of Lon-
nie and Verdell Bolden of Belle
Glade. She is the sister of Tonya
Bolden a teacher in New Port
Richey (Pasco County), and
Lonette Bolden a Social Services
Director Nursing and Rehab Center
at Avant in St. Cloud, Florida.
Jennifer's family and all her
friends around the Glades, the lake
and the coast wish her the best of
luck.


Taylor


elected


to board

Commissioner Janet B. Taylor
at the annual conference held at
the Tampa Marriott Waterside
Hotel and Marina in Hillsborough
County, June 24 was elected to
represent State Senate District 31
on the Florida Association of
Counties Board of Directors. The
core mission of the Florida Asso-
ciation of Counties is to ,"
increase the capacity of Florida
counties to effectively serve the
citizens of the state through leg-
islative action" FAC provides
county officials with an array of
legislative activities to carry out
his mission.
This year she will serve as
Vice-Chair of the Florida Counties
Foundation. This State organiza-
tion mission is To enhance the
leadership skills of county offi-
cials, to facilitate innovative think-
ing and action by those leaders,
and ultimately to enable counties
to proper as communities in the
21 century.
Commissioner Taylor was also
elected to the Small Counties
Technical Assistance organiza-
tion. This program is entering its
13 year of working with counties
under 75,000 population to
improve management and serv-
ice delivery.


Obituaries


Bessie Briant Jones
Bessie Briant Jones, age 102, of
Clewiston, died July 5, 2005.
She is survived by her daughter
Marianne Bishop (Moye) of
Clewiston, grandson M. Lynwood
Bishop, Jr. (Rosalind) and great
grandsons Moye Lynwood Bishop
III.and Taylor Ashmore Bishop, all
of West Palm Beach; one nephew
James T Briant of Atlanila GA.
She was preceded by her hus-
band, Otis A. Jones and grand-
daughter, Elizabeth Briant Bishop.
Mrs. Jones, born in Georgia,
was a 71-year resident of Clewis-
ton, after having lived in Miami
from 1926 to 1934. She was active
in youth activities and Garden Club
in her earlier years and a member
of the Community Presbyterian
Church.
The funeral service was held at
Akin-Davis Funeral Home, in
Clewiston, on Saturday, July 9,
2005 at 11 a.m. The-service was
conducted by Dr. William Stepp of
Memorial Presbyterian Church in'
West Palm Beach.
In lieu of lowers, please send
donations to Hope Hospice of 100
W.C. Owen Avenue, in Clewiston
or the charity of your choice.

Chester Martin Wood
Chester Martin Wood, age 76, of
Lakeport passed away, June 28,
2005 at home under the care of
Hope Hospice. He was born Oct.
10, 1928,in Knoxville, Tenn. to the
late Orinie Martin Wood and Julia
Ellen 'Lawley' Wood. He retired to
Lakeport as a contract manager
with Motorola in Boynton Beach.
He was avetetan of the U.S. Marine
Corps serving in the Korean Con-


flict. Memberships included the
Baptist Church, life member VFW
post 9528 of Okeechobee, Doric
Lodge 140 F. and A.M. of Ft. Laud-
erdale, The York Rite Bodies, Mahi
Shrine Temple, Miami, Ft. Laud-
erdale Shrine Club.
He will be remembered by: A
special friend, Helen Goodman;
children, Ted, Kenny, Patti and Lisa;
eight grandchildren; four great-
grandchildren arid friends.
A memorial date is not set at this
time.
The family suggests memorials
to Hope Hospice or your nearest
Shrine Children's Hospital.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Homes-LaBelle.

Tracy Loftis
Tracy Ann Loftis, 46, died Friday,
July 1, 2005 in Encinitas. Born July
10, 1958, in Yosemite, she was a
member of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints and had
played volleyball. She was active in
her children's plays and wrestling
meets and coached softball and T-
ball. She participated in a number
of causes, including the search for
a cure for juvenile diabetes, and
contributed to the Multiple Sclero-
sis Foundation and Right to Life
Foundation.
Mrs. Loftis was preceded in
death by her father, Ronald Smart,
in 1998 and her mother, Sharon
Smart, in 1999.
She is survived by her husband
of two years, Thomas Loftis of
Carlsbad; sons Addison Rader, Gar-
rett Rader and Nelson Rader of
Carlsbad; daughters Ashley Rader
and Kristy Rader of Carlsbad;
stepchildren Forest Loftis and
Thomas Loftis of Carlsbad; brother


and sister-in-law Robert and
Wendy Smart. She was the daugh-
ter-in-law of Thomas Loftis Sr. and
Caitlyn Loftis of Clewiston, sister-
in-law of Berneace Pereiro and
Renee Varnum of Clewiston, and a
host of nieces and nephews all of
Clewiston.
Viewing was held at 9 a.m. on
Friday, July 8, followed by the
funeral at 10 a.m., at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
3450 Camino de las Coches, Carls-
bad. Burial will follow at Eternal
Hills Cemetery, 1999 El Camino
Real, Oceanside.
Memorial donations may be
made to the Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation, 5677 Ober-
lin Drive, Suite 110, San Diego, CA
92121.

Raymond Francis
Plank
Raymond Francis Plank, 69, of
Clewiston, died peacefully at the
home of his sister in Lake Harbor
on Friday, July 8, 2005, after a long
fight with lung cancer.
He was born Dec. 24, 1935 in
Polk City, later his family moved to
the Glades and he was raised in
Lake Harbor. He graduated from
Belle Glade High School in 1953,
and then joined the Navy in August
1954. After staying in the Navy four
years, he went to work for
Williams Funeral Home in Belle
Glade.
'In 1962, he went to Gupton
Jones Mortuary School in Dallas,
Texas and graduated in 1964. After
returning to the Glades he worked
at Wetherington Funeral Home in
Pahokee, Mixon Funeral Home in
Belle Glade and Glades Funeral


Chapel in Belle Glade. He started
work for the Palm Beach County
Road and Bridge Dept., in April
1967, where he worked his way to
supervisor.
He retired from Palm Beach
County in June 1998. Since then,
he enjoyed fishing with his
nephews, Barney Bowden, Donny
Shaw, sister Judy Shaw, great
niece, Cheryl Ann Shaw and great
nephew, Donny Shaw III.
He was preceded in death by
his mother, Winnie Wingate Plank
in April 1977, his brother Rollin Earl
Plank, in May 1990, his father,
Rollin Otto Plank, in August 1990,
his sister, Emma Idella "Prissy"
Spinks in January 1993 and sister
Linda Plank Langdon, in May 2003.
Survivors include his brother,
Leland H. Plank of Sylva, N.C., sis-
ters, Barbara Austin of Lake Har-
bor; and Judy Shaw, of Clewiston;
and many nieces and nephews,
and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday July 12, 2005 at Glades
Funeral Chapel in Belle Glade with
Pastor Rod Ruby officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Ridgelawn
Cemetery in Clewiston. Pallbearers
included, Allan LeBeau, Donald
Christian, Little Joe Spangler, Larry
Norman, Barney Bowden, Sutt
Austin and Honorary Robert L.
Newton.
All arrangements were handled
by Glades Funeral Chapel in Belle
Glade.


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Church News


First Christian Church of tian Service Camp.
Clewiston, on the corner of Fran- The Carnes hz
cisco and Esperanza, will have as turned as guest sin
guest singers and speaker, Artie large conventions.
and Dora Carnes of Freedom, ken at the prestige
Indiana, for both services 11 a.m. Men's Clinic" in Ok
and 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 17.


Artie is editor of "The Christian
Contender" magazine and minis-
ter of Pleasant Hill Community
Church. He is also director of the
Newly Formed Rock Haven Chris-


Spears joins the



South Lake's Ad



Services team


ave been fea-
gers at several
Artie has spo-
ious "Kiamichi
lahoma.


The Carnes held a very suc-
cessful revival for First Christian in
January 2003. Jackie Miller, minis-
ter of First Christian extends a cor-
dial invitation for everyone to
attend.


Courtesy photo
Computer winner
Randy Waguespack won a home computer when he
signed up for On Line Banking at Olde Cypress Commu-
nity Bank. Congratulating Mr. Waguespack on having one
of the two winning entries is Chris Shupe, President/CEO
at Olde Cypress Community Bank.



Youth camp's car



show draws many
The 2005 Camp E-Tu-Makee. and awarded certificates in the
Car Show took place on, the following classes: Best Truck,
game field of the Eckerd Youth Car, Engine,'Paint and "Under
Alternative, Inc. wilderness Construction" automobile.
camp in Clewiston for at-risk Along with the event, the car
youth. On Saturday, June 18, club members treated, the
members of two. local car campers and staff to a delicious
clubs, the Rollin' Car Club and lunch of barbecued ribs and
Big Lake Cruisers, drove their the works. Following lunch, the
show ears down to the camp to car club members toured the
give the. 50 resident boys a residents' camsits and
chance to learn about show residents' campsites and
cars, auto restoration and gained a true appreciation of
appreciation for this wonderful the lifestyle of E-Tu-Makee
hobby, campers!
The, campers viewed This event is part of a five-
antique cars and trucks, cus- week educational session cen-
tomized road vehicles, motor- tered on cars and a Pinewood
cycles and enjoyed some Derby, a race event using small
impressive sound systems and wooden cars that the boys
hydraulics. The boys voted for make themselves.


South Lake's Ad Services
Department, which includes The
Sun, Clewiston News, and
Glades County Democrat wel-
comes Annette Spears, its
newest addition to the team.
Annette was born in Pahokee
and is a lifetime resident of
Clewiston. She was hired at the
end of June, and being in her
third week on the job, Annette is
already right on the ball.
Mrs. Spears has a BFA degree
in visual communications/digital
design and has the necessary
training in sales and marketing
to step right into an asset role for
the South Lake group.
Mrs. Spears has worked for a
newspaper company (The Daily
Record) in Dunn, North Carolina
where she obtained her experi-
ence in ad design.
Annette will be helping the ad
service department designing
ads and will also be in transition
soon to help in sales and market-
ing.


Staff photo/ Ideybis Gonzalez
Annette Spears is the newest
addition to INI's ad services
department
"I'm so excited, am having a
lot of fun learning new things,"
said Annette about her job.
"I can't wait to start the sales
part of the job. I love to spend
time with my family and being a
dedicated full-time mom, but
finally am able to accomplish my
career and what I .love to do the
most," added Spears.


Clewiston Bank


rep is promoted
Miller Couse, President and
CEO of First Bank of Clewiston
has announced the promotion of
Deborah Alston Van Sickle to the
position of Senior Vice President
and Chief Lending Officer effec-
tive July ,
Mr. Couse stated, "It is very ,
gratifying tohave thetalent
Lending Officer position. Debo-
rah's knowledge and enthusi- Courtesy photo
asm make her an ideal'person to Deborah Alston Van Sickle
take us safely into the future." n
new Senior VP and CLO for
Mrs. Van Sickle has enjoyed a First Bank of Clewiston
long and successful banking
career beginning as a bank teller offices in LaBelle and Riverdale.
in 1977 with the Bank of Belle
Glade then joining the First Bank
family in .1998 as commercial
lender. .
She states, "I'm excited about
having this opportunity to serve
our local communities in a larger
capacity. Our Bank's Board of l
Directors understand the unique
needs of our borrowers and
work with management to
establish appropriate products
to meet those needs First
Bank is the Pionreer Bank of the
Glades!" Deborah and her hus-
band Grant and daughter Stacy9
reside in Clewiston while her
son Jacob and his family live in
Belle Glade.
First Bank incorporated in
1922 and today has two offices
in Clewiston with additional


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Making the right decision feeling called to act


The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.
Saint Martin's Church,
Clewiston News
Some people have told me
that when they take certain med-
ications, they have a metallic
aftertaste. I've observed that
some medications likewise affect
how people talk or their coordina-
tion. A while ago, I worked as an
assistant on a staff when the
senor minister learned that his
wife had cancer. It was a tragedy
and everyone did what they could
to support the family in this
moment of crisis when the future
didn't look good.
I remember sitting down with
him just after his wife came home
from one of her hospital visits and


asked how she was doing. He
said, "She wanted a pain pill but I
didn't give it to her." I worked as
hard as I could to contain my
anger that .Al ..
afternoon. He / .
talked about all
sorts of things -
and as we
shared a soft
drink, he told .

tastes tinny."
My soft drink
didn't taste Rev.Samuel
tinny that day S.Thomas
and I began to
wonder.
I decided to do something,
even if it would cost me my min-
istry and called the doctor that
was treating his wife. Getting fired


is always a risk you take when you
report your boss for something,
but I felt that others would under-
stand and my being "between
jobs" would be short-lived. The
doctor must have been the pic-
ture of discretion he told me
that there had been a change in
the case, letting me know that
things were moving along as they
should.
We buried the minister's wife
a few months later and I watched
the emotional outpouring from a
man whom I thought could not
tolerate grief and who denied his
wife's illness so strongly that he
withheld her medication. God
had called her home and she was
at rest, pain-free and with a loving
family.
The minister was out of the


ministry not too long thereafter
and his family moved away. I have
always felt that our ministries -
ours and mine, whether ordained
or not involves seeing the
whole picture and not letting our-
selves be swayed by emotions
when it comes to trying to help. I
saw a man who could not bear
the thought of losing his wife -
who may have been denying her
illness, who was fearful and over-
whelmed with anxieties and fear
of loss, who had given a greater
part of his life in the service of his
Church and for helping others,
but was now powerless to
change something he wanted so
desperately to change, whose
judgment may been clouded by
his grief and denial.
I saw a wife and mother who


had been cruelly struck down and
who had stood in support of her
husband and family for years,
who had been there as an
"unpaid assistant" as many clergy
spouses are, who worried about
her children not quite fully adults
and who had to cope with pain
and all of the devastation that ill-
ness can bring.
The Lord spoke about not
bringing peace, but a sword
(Matthew 10:34) He spoke about
division in families because of
,belief and I imagine that His
words applied to Church families
as well as human ones. There
was a caution in His commission-
ing His disciples that "Whoever
finds his life will lose it, and who-
ever loses his life for my sake will
find it (verse 39)." I may have


come close to losing a part of my
church family and my ministerial
life when I did what I did, but I
believed that there was an ele-
ment of justice involved.

Judging? Condemning? I don't
think so. My feeling was that I saw
what was going on and wanted to
do what I thought those involved
would have done if they were free
from the fears and anxieties that
paralyzed them. If I had some-
thing to offer, it was a clearer view
of what was going on and then
acted on it. Not every time, but
now and again God puts me in a
place me in a place where I feel
moved to act. I pray about it,
move, live with my decisions, and
then thank God for His guidance
at those moments.


Chippie doesn't sing much anymore, but you can


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Sometimes you hear of a
story or event that is so incredi-
ble that it just demands retelling.
Perhaps the reason I like this
story so well is that there have
been times that I felt very much
like Chippie. I think we all have.
Poor little Chippie never saw
it coming. One minute he was.
perched in his cage, happily
singing. The next he was sucked
up, dunked down, and blown
over.
In the account I heard, it all
began when Chippie's owner
decided to clean his cage with
the vacuum cleaner. She


removed the attachment from
the end of the hose and stuck it
in the cage.
The phone
rang, and she
turned to pick
it up. The next
sound she
heard was "fa-
wumpa!"
Chippie got
sucked in.
That's bad
enough, but it Pastor
gets worse. John Hicks
' Screaming,
Chippie's owner dropped the
phone, turned off the vacuum,
opened the bag, and pulled
Chippie out. Chippie was some-


.what dazed, but still alive. He
was also completely covered
with dust. Worried about what
the dust might do to him, his
owner ran 'to the bathroom with
the poor bird, turned on the
faucet, and held him under the
running water. Then, realizing
Chippie was wet and starting to
shiver, she did what any con-
cerned bird owner would do -
she reached for the hairdryer
and gave him a blast of hot air.

Poor Chippie if it wasn't
one thing it was another. A few
days later, a friend called to see
how Chippie was doing. Chip-
pie's owner told him that Chip-
pie was doing okay, but that,


"Chippie doesn't sing much any-
more. He just sits and stares."
It's not hard to see why. Being
sucked up, dunked down, and
blown over would steal the song
from the best of us. One
moment every thing is calm and
going well, and we have a song
on our lips, then "fa-wumpa!"
Something happens and we are
sucked into a black hole. And
just when we think things can't
get any worse, we are sent
through the ringer again. We are
dunked under the rising tide of
life and then are blown away
with frustration. Things aren't
working like we thought they
would. Depression sets in.


Finances become tight. Promis-
es fall .through. Anxiety rises.
The life that had been calm is
now blowing gale forces.
The reality is that storms
come and they come quickly
and.sometimes they come hard.
The reality also is that many of
us experience this in varying
degrees every day. And some-
where in the midst of these
storms, joy vanishes and the
song is lost. Chippie doesn't sing
much anymore. Neither do we.
The. good news is that there is
hope to get our song back.
Remember that the voice that
stilled the storm on the Sea of
Galilee is the same voice that


can still the storms in our lives
today, and the same voice that
gave the birds their song can
restore our song as well.
Psalm 40:1-3 is one of my
favorite affirmations of this: "He
lifted me out of the slimy pit, out
of the mud and mire; he set my
feet on a rock and gave me a
firm place to stand. He put a
new song in my mouth, a hymn
of praise to our God." (Psalm
40:1-3)
May God put a new song in
your mouth and in your heart,
and may you go forth and make
a joyful noise for our Lord, and
be a hymn of praise to our God.


Portable Generators: Know watt's right


TAVARES, Fla. With seven
to nine hurricanes predicted for
the current season including
two or three that will hit the Unit-
ed States sales of portable gen-
erators are rising fast, and so are
the safety concerns about using
them.
University of Florida extension
safety experts say common mis-
takes include operating genera-
tors in closed spaces without
proper ventilation, overloading
them with too many appliances
and plugging or wiring them
directly into house electrical sys-
tems. '
"First, if you're going to buy a
generator, don't wait until the last
minute," said Julie England, a
Lake County extension agent with
UF's Institute of Food and Agricul-
tural Sciences, or UF/IFAS. "Buy-
ing before demand peaks will
save money."


Before you buy, determine
your power needs. She said some
people think a generator will pro-
vide enough power to run every-
thing in the house. An average
household needs 3,000 to 5,000
watts to provide enough energy
for basic needs such as lighting,
cooking, refrigeration and pump-
ing water.
Calculate the wattage needed
for additional appliances that are
convenient but not essential for
day-to-day living. Then find the
right combination of power and
price to fit your needs. Most gen-
erators.in.this wattage range sell
for $400 to s 00.
"When you determine how
many watts of generating capaci-
ty you will need, calculate run-
ning watts and starting watts,"
England said. "Starting watts are
the extra power needed to start
the appliance, and they are usual-


ly at least twice the amount need-
ed to operate the appliance. Add
the running and starting watts to
get the total wattage that will be
needed overloading your gen-
erator can damage the appliances
and generator."
England said it's important to
start the generator without the
appliances plugged in. Start by
plugging in the most necessary
appliance and the one that con-
sumes the highest wattage. Add
other appliances one at time,
allowing the generator to stabilize
as each one is added. Stay under
the wattage rating, and do not
operate the generator at maxi-'
mum wattage for more than 30
minutes.
"Never plug a generator into a
household outlet," England said.
"This may cause a problem
known as back feeding, sending a
surge of power through the lines


that can injure or kill power work-
ers or your neighbors. When your
electric utility restores the power,
the resulting power could dam-
age your generator."
She said the only way to hook
up a generator to house wiring is
with a transfer switch installed by
a licensed electrician. This may
require a permit from the local
electric utility provider.
Carol Lehtola, an associate
professor and safety expert at
UF/IFAS in Gainesville, said
portable generators should be
operated in a safe, secure, well-
ventilated place; .,;: ,-:
'"Generators give, off danger-
ous carbon monoxide (CO) gas,
that cannot be seen or smelled.
Do not place generators near
doors, windows, ventilation
intakes or any other place that lets
gas into your home," she said.'
Generators should be at least


five feet from buildings
thing that might catch fire
the generator from rain b:
it under a roof or canopy
children away from the ge
and keep it out of view to
theft.-
"Be courteous to you
bors," Lehtola said. "A g
can be very noisy, so try t
in an area that's as far av
other homes as possib]
sure fumes from the g
don't enter their homes."
Lehtola said it's impo
read the owner's manual
starting the generator for
tirnte. "Don't \\ail untity
the :generator before usin
your generator every m
help maintain the eng
recharge the battery. Ify
until there is a power f
start the generator, it may
or run properly," she said


and wrong

or any- Use the ,manufacturer's rec-
e. Protect ommended fuel and oil. Never
y placing refuel the generator when it is
py. Keep running, and allow it to cool
enerator, down before adding fuel. Improp-
D prevent er fueling can lead to fire or explo-
sion. Don't store fuel inside the
ir neigh- living area of your home, and only
;enerator store it in approved containers.
o place it Estimate your fuel and oil needs
vay from in case of emergency. Most gener-
le. Make ators use about pne-half to three-
enerator quarters of a gallon per hour -
about 12 to 18 gallons per day.
ortant to
al before Lehtola said there also are
r. the-first 15;-Q0O-wtt generators, that can
'ou, need pi, ide back-up power for small'
g it. Start homev.T-hese--stand-by units,
nonth to which automatically start when
:ine and there is a power failure, are usual-
you wait ly wired directly into the house
failure to electrical system. Local utilities
'not start require a permit to install and
operate this type of system.


Letter to the Editor


Tarnished energy bill
To the editor:
Perhaps the most significant leg-
islation that will come out of Con-
gress this year is an energy bill that
addresses our nation's energy
needs, encourages efficiency, and
sets in law significant conservation
standards. This policy can truly be
the shining legacy of our national
energy policy or it can set the stage
for the beginning of the end of our
offshore drilling ban. I believe this
bill is right for America in many
ways but I oppose it for the harm it
poses to Florida. That's why I voted
against the Senate version of the
energy bill and why I continue
working to strip the measure of a


very controversial provision.
Contained in the energy bill is a
provision sponsored by Senator
Mary Landrieu (D-LA) that calls for
an oil and natural gas inventory of
the entire Outer Continental Shelf
(OCS) of the United States. For
those not familiar with the magni-
tude of that undertaking, the OCS
spans from nine miles off the coast
of Florida to about 200 miles off the
coast. The cost of performing the
new inventory around the coast-
lines of the Lower 48 is estimated at
$1 billion.
The inventory provision harms
Florida and all coastal states that
oppose offshore drilling. The
method for performing the inven-
tory is potentially damaging to the


environment and virtually guaran-
tees to oil and natural gas compa-
nies that it's only a matter of time
before the offshore drilling is per-
mitted.
My colleagues in support of the
inventory say, "It's only an invento-
ry. It's just an accounting of our
resources." I believe it signifies
much more. I've been skeptical of
inventories since I was a boy grow-
ing up in Communist Cuba.
Because when the government
said they were going to inventory
anything, you knew it was only a
matter of time before they took it
-for themselves.
My question remains, "Why
would we inventory areas that we
have no intention of drilling?" My


colleague from Louisiana supports
drilling offshore resources. That's
fine for her state, but that is not
Florida's position. This is about pro-
tecting Florida's resources. This is
about our future. This is about pro-
tecting our environment that con-
tributes to Florida's tourism indus-
try an industry that generates over
$50 billion a year, attracts over 74
million people to our state, and
directly employs over a million
Floridians.
This inventory sends a strong
message to states and oil compa-
nies that the federal moratorium on
offshore drilling is meaningless. It's
nothing more than a wink and a
nod that their day is coming soon.
We are not willing to sacrifice


our pristine beaches, our fragile
ecosystem, or our waters that
remain free of drilling platforms
and fuel pipelines. The extent and
length to which the inventory will
harm Florida is immeasurable. For
me and for the people I represent,
the risk of an inventory is simply
too great. It is reason enough to
oppose this bill, a bill that other-
wise I would be happy to support. I
hold out hope that Congress will fix
this bill before we send it to Presi-
dent Bush. I can only vote for a bill
that respects Florida's rights, and
the rights of other states, to keep
the protections that blanket our,
coastalwaters.


Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL)


Thank you
To the editor:
We. would like to thank all
our friends
and family
and especial-
ly the. com-
munity of
Palmdale,
We thank
you for the
outpouring
of support
and concern Kevin
after the Osceola
tragic death
of our beloved Fatman.
With sincerest gratitude,
The Osceola family


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but'the answer is no! A rodent ulcer
otherwise known as an
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Hendry County arrest activity


Editor's note: The following
arrests are not an indication of
guilt. Anyone listed in the arrest
files are welcome to contact the
paper to notify the disposition of
their case for publication.

Robbery arrest
Sheriff Ronnie Lee announces
that on May 4, Mr., Erick Volm, a
delivery for Southern Eagle Distrib-
utor reported that he was robbed
in front of Sonny's Service Center,
located on Harlem Academy
Avenue.
Investigation by the Hendry


County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigations led to the arrest of
Jason Hill of West Ventura Avenue,
in Clewiston, and was charged
with Strong Arm Robbery.

Sexual assault arrest
Sheriff Ronnie Lee advised that
on June 21, the Hendry County
Sheriff Office Criminal Investiga-
tions Division were contacted in
reference to a Sexual Battery on a
12-year old female. Members of the
Hendry County Investigations Divi-
sion met with the guardian of the
victim at the emergency room of


Hendry Regional Medical center.
The Child Protection Team was
notified for an immediate physical
examination to assess the health
needs of the victim.
The suspect, a 16- year old
male, 1017 Alabama Avenue, was
located by members of the Crimi-
nal Investigations Division and
brought to the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office Sub-Station where
an interview was conducted. As a
result of the investigation, the sus-
pect was charged with Sexual Bat-
tery by force.
Subsequent investigation
revealed that the suspect has had


prior- sexual assault accusation
charges filed against him.

Narcotic arrest
Sheriff Ronnie Lee announces
the arrest of Richard Marshall
Bomse of Winter Haven on July 6,
2005 for Felony Possession of Mari-
juana and the subsequent cash
seizure of $24,300, in Clewiston.
The arrest was the result of an
investigation conducted Wednes-
day evening by members of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
Road Patrol Division and Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigation Division.


Meth addicts: Endangering children


It is no secret that persons ensure that children found in these
addicted to alcohol or other drugs environments receive appropriate
cannot even. take care of them- attention and care, and in 2003
selves, let alone someone else and more than $2 million was awarded
especially not a child. Information for such programs in a Community
provided by the White House Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
Office of National Drug Control Pol- Methamphetamine Initiative.
icy (ONDCP) indicates that As continued efforts to protect
methamphetamine users and children from such hazardous
manufacturers take irresponsibility and even deadly conditions,
and neglect to the level of endan- many states are attempting, to or
germent. have passed new legislation
Last year more than 10 percent regarding methamphetamine
of meth lab-related incidents in the manufacturing and the involve-
United States involved children, ment of children.
most of whom had been directly or Unfortunately, many elected
indirectly exposed to the highly and law enforcement officials and
toxic chemicals used to manufac- even treatment professionals
ture the drug. Though the number believe that meth addiction is
of children present when law somewhat irreversible or impos-
enforcement arrived has dropped sible to overcome. However, this
over the last couple of years, the is not entirely true. In fact, Nar-
total number of children affected conon Arrowhead has been suc-
has risen. cessfully freeing individuals from
Drug Endangered Children the trap of addiction with effective
(DEC) programs have been devel- rehabilitation and education
oped to coordinate the efforts of (www.methamphetamineaddic-
law enforcement, medical servic- tion.com).
es, and child welfare workers to The non-traditional approach to


Marijuana-related


Marijuana has often been
viewed as one of the milder illicit
drugs, but new data from the Drug
Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)
shows that the increased potency
of the drug has left many Ameri-
cans getting more than they bar-
gained for.
I Released by the Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration (SAMHSA), the
2002 DAWN survey showed a dra-
matic increase in marijuana-relat-
ed emergency room visits. Overall
incidents showed a 24 percent
increase in the last two years.
Though in the past, most of these
incidents' iricluded a friixture of
drugs being reported, the number
of ER visits for only marijuana rose
S45 percent.
In the SAMHSA release John
Walters, White House Director of
National Drug Control Policy said,
"This report proves that marijuana
is more harmful than many people
think." Walters continued to say,
"The rising levels of marijuana
p potency that we've seen over the
last several years correspond with
dramatic increase in people seek-
ing emergency medical care for
marijuana-related incidents."


Dating back evenfurther, the
number of marijuana mentions in
hospital emergency rooms has
more than doubled since 1995.
Despite this overwhelming data,
there are still those people and
groups that are pro marijuana
legalization.
What these advocates fail to
mention is the truth about what the
drug actually does to a person,
such as damaging the lungs,
nerves and brain. There are over
400 chemicals found in marijuana
smoke and 60 of them have been
proven to cause cancer. Marijuana
contains the neurotoxin THC,
which is a poison that affects the
brain and nerves. When someone
smqkes pot, two things happen
two them: 1) There is an almost
immediate burn-up of vitamins
and minerals in the body. 2) The
nerves in the body go numb.
These two things happen every
time someone takes the drug and it
causes that person's health to
steadily decrease. A person's toler-
ance to the drug also builds and
eventually the person has to smoke
pot almost continuously just to feel
somewhat normal because they
have. caused so much damage to


dealing with drug addiction is
based on the research and devel-
opments made by the late Ameri-
can author and humanitarian L.
Ron Hubbard. It is a totally drug-
free program, meaning it doesn't
use or prescribe substitute medica-
tion to treat addiction, and,
achieves a success rate many times
greater than the national average,
allowing those that are fully reha-
bilitated to become responsible
once again, even with children.
As just one example, Bobby
Newman was addicted to meth
and began to manufacture it to
support his habit just south of Okla-
homa City. Law enforcement and
family finally intervened enough to
impinge on him and he wound up
at Narconon, long after he had all
but abandoned his son. After com-
pleting the program several years
ago, he is now very active in his
son's life and he enjoys helping
others return to a drug-free life as
well.
For more information or to get
help for a loved one in need, con-


ER visits

themselves.
Marijuana's negative effects
also last well beyond the initial use.
THC is lipophilic, meaning the
chemical is fat-bonding and gets
stored inside a person's body for
weeks, months and even years
after use ceases.
American author and humani-
tarian L. Ron Hubbard did exten-
sive research in the field of drug
use and rehabilitation and discov-
ered that the stored drug particles
can be released back into the
bloodstream at later periods and
continue to cause further damage
and drug cravings. In his research,
Hubbard also developed a dry-heat
sauna detoxification program that
is totally drug-free and rids the
body of the old drug residues and
restores health. This highly effec-
tive method of detoxification is
used at Narconon(r) drug and
alcohol rehabilitation centers
around the world.
To get help for a loved one bat-
tling drug addiction or to find out
more about the
Narconon program, contact
Narconon Arrowhead-at (800) 468-
6933 or visit www.marijuanaaddic-
tion.com today.


Arrest Report


Editor's note: The following
arrest reports are not an indication
of guilt. Those listed may contact
the paper following the final dis-
position of their cases for publica-
lion.

Pahokee Police
Department
July 6: Irvin McKinney, 47, BM,
Burglary/VOP, Larceny/Theft


July 7: Valerie Garcia, 39, WF,
Petty Theft
July 8: Jean P. Vallancourt, 42,
WM, Failure to Appear, FTA two
counts
Latoya Laws, 21, BF, FTA one
count, ITA two counts
July 9: Charles E. McKetton, 37,
BM, Failure to Appear
July 10: Leroy A Burgess, 26,
BM, Failure to Appear
Jose 0. Navarro, 28, WM, Dri-


ving While License Suspended
Belle Glade
Police Department
July4 4: Charles R. Inman, 29,
Domestic Battery
Tavaris James, 20, Battery
Juvenile, 14, Grand Theft
Juvenile,12, Grand Theft
July 5: Lashawn M. Anderson,
.25, Warrant/ Simple Battery


tact Narconon Arrowhead today at
(800) 468-6933 or log on to
www.stopaddiction.com.
To find out more statistics and
information regarding Drug
Endangered Children programs,
visit
www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov.


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Birding Festival being planned


Planning continues for the Big
O Birding Festival, scheduled for
Jan. 27-29,2006.
Dr. Jerome Jackson, one of the
world experts on the Ivory-billed
woodpeckers, will be the keynote
speaker at the annual dinner, slat-
ed for Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at
the clubhouse at the Glades
Resort, formerly Hendry Isles, on
SR 80 near LaBelle.
Long believed to be extinct, the
confirmed sighting of an ivory-
billed woodpecker in Arkansas in
April, the first in 60 years, is con-
sidered one of the big orithnologi-
cal discoveries of this century,
according to Audubon Florida
Lake Okeechobee director Dr.
Paul Gray.
"Jerry will be on the upcoming
'recovery' team and his address,
'In Search of the Ivory-billed
Woodpecker,' should be a big
draw," Dr. Gray said.
Dr. Jackson served as Team
Leader for the Endangered
Species Recovery Team for the
Red-cockaded Woodpecker for
eight years and has served on the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's
South Florida Ecosystems Recov-
eryTeam.
Asked to serve on the Endan-
gered Species Recovery Team for
the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, for
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
in 1985, he conducted the last sys-
tematic search for the bird during
that period, and in 1988 led an
expedition for the National Geo-
graphic Society into the moun-
tains of eastern Cuba in search of
the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. His
book "In Search of the Ivory-billed
Woodpecker" was published by
Smithsonian Institution Press in
August 2004, describing his search
for the bird.
Dr. Jackson is Professor of Biol-
ogy in the Environmental Studies
Program and former Whitaker
Eminent Scholar in Science at
Florida Gulf Coast University.
Dr. Jackson's professional
expertise focuses on endangered
species and invasive species of for-
est and coastal ecosystems with
emphases on species biogeogra-
phy and community interactions.
He is author/editor of 18 books,
about 400 articles written for sci-
.entific and popular audiences.
He has served as editor of Wil-
son Bulletin, Journal of Field
Ornithology, North American Bird
Bander, Inland Bird Banding, Mis-
sissippi Kite, regional editor of
American Birds, and consulting
editor of Birder's World. He has
also served as President or Direc-
tor of several professional organi-
zations, including the Wilson
Ornithological Society, the Associ-
ation of Field Ornithologists, and
the North American Banding
Council.
Currently a member of the
Invasive Species Advisory Com-


Courtesy photos
Dr. Jerome Jackson, one of the world experts on the Ivory-
billed woodpeckers, will be the keynote speaker at the annu-
al dinner, slated for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the
clubhouse at the Glades Resort, formerly Hendry Isles, on
SR 80 near LaBelle. Asked to serve on the Endangered
Species Recovery Team for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, for
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1985, his book "In
Search of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker" was published by
Smithsonian Institution Press in August 2004.


mittee and Editor of Florida Field
Naturalist and the Journal of
Caribbean Ornithology, Dr. Jack-
son has been active in environ-
mental education, having taught
biodiversity concepts at the third
and fifth grade levels and con-
tributed to Public Television pro-
grams, including Canadian Broad-
casting's "Prairie Scapegoats,"
Public Broadcasting's "Scientific
American Frontiers," and Marty
Stouffer's "At the Crossroads -
the Story of America's Endan-
gered Species."
He was co-host of a weekly
nature-oriented feature called
"Southern Outdoors" on CBS-TV
in Mississippi for 13 years, and
now does a daily public radio fea-
ture in southwest Florida called
"With the Wild Things."
In 1995, he served as a short-
term technical advisor to
U.S.A.I.D., lecturing at 11 universi-
ties in Iriddiosia on modern con-
cepts of biodiversity..For the past
several surifners he has taught
Tropical Ecology to North Ameri-
can middle school classes in the
Peruvian Amazon. A Fellow of the
American Association for the
Advancement of Science, the
American Ornithologists' Union,
and the Explorer's Club, Dr. Jack-
son and his wife Bette (also a biol-
ogist and professor at Florida Gulf


Coast University) and their two
sons live in Naples.
Also on the joint Glades,
Hendry County festival schedule,
Julie Brashears Wraithmell, coor-
dinator, Wildlife Viewing Section,
Office of Recreation Services for
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
seivation Commission, will give a
presentation on the fifth and final
section of the Great Florida Bird-
ing Trail, the South Florida section
which will be opening next Febru-
ary. The southern trail includes
Glades,' Highlands and Okee-
chobee Counties.
Also new this year, Doris
Greene, Glades County's new resi-
dent "master gardener" will give a
presentation on "Gardening for
Birds." The Glades County agricul-
tural extension office is assisting
with organizing a "Kids are for the
Birds," event for children in Tom
Perry memorial park in the city's
historic riverfront district.
Even as scheduling new tours
continues, several popular tours,
including last year's Barn Owl
Tour, sponsored by the Clewiston
Chamber of Commerce, the ever
popular "Owl Hoot," and others
remain on the schedule, along
with the Arts and Crafts show and
lectures at the Doyle Conner
Building in Moore Haven.
According to Glades County


Arkansas April 28, 2005, is
the first verified sighting in
60 years of a species once
thought to be extinct. Dr.
Jerome Jackson, author of
"The Search for the Ivory-
Billed Woodpecker," is a
member of the recovery team
dispatched by the Audubon
Society to monitor the bird.
As shown in the book jacket
above, the ivory-billed wood-
pecker resembles the locally
common Pileated Woodpeck-
er but is three inches taller.
Economic Development Council
Executive Director Tracy Whirls,
since its inception, the Big 0 Bird-
ing Festival has been intended to
attract visitors to Hendry and
Glades Counties, to promote
nature-based tourism around the
"Big O."
"Toward that end, we will b'e
upgrading our Web site, produc-
ing a new brochure to be printed
in October, promoting the event at
similar festivals around the state
this fall, and targeting birding pub-
lications," Ms. Whirls said. "We
hope to make this year's., festival
bigger and better than ever."
In its fifth year, the Big 0 Bird-
ing Festival is hosted by the Glades
County Economic Development
Council and sponsored by United
States Sugar Corporation, Sprint,
The Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce, Hendry County Tourism
Development Council, Audubon
of Florida, U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers Jacksonville District, the
city of Moore Haven, Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission, and the South Florida
Water Management District.
Anyone interested in participat-
ing in the Big 0 Birding Festival
planning committee is urged to
contact Ms. Whirls at (863) 946-
0300 or email twhirls@glade-
scountyedc.com.


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Alico, Inc. reports third quarter earning results


LABELLE Alico, Inc., (NAS- nine-month period ending May
DAQ: ALCO) one of the South's 31,2004.
best known agribusiness compa- Operating revenues during the
nies operating in Central and three months ending May 31, 2005
Southwest Florida, and with totaled $19.3 million, and were
approximately 141,000 acres in substantially unchanged com-
real estate holdings, announced pared with the same period a year
net earnings for the third quarter ago. Operating revenues for the
of fiscal 2005 of $2.6 million, or nine months ending May 31, 2005
$0.36 per share compared with were $46.3 million compared with
net earnings of $2.3 million, or $44.5 million for the first nine
$0.32 per share, during the third months of fiscal 2004. The
quarter year ago. increase was primarilv due to


For the nine months ending
May 31, 2005, net earnings were
$3.6 million or $0.49 per share.
This compares with $15.1 million
or $2.10 per share, during the


higher citrus prices and the sale of
plants and trees through Alico
Plant World.
Stockholders' equity as of May
31, 2005 was $151.1 million, com-


pared with $142.2 million on May utive Officer John R. Alexander
31,2004. noted that:


John R. Alexander, chairman
and chief executive officer noted,
"The decrease in net earnings for
the nine months ended May 31,
2005 was primarily due to a
decrease in earnings from real
estate sales, compared with the
same period a year ago. In the
prior year, several large real estate
transactions closed, generating
net earnings of $12.6 million. No
significant real estate transactions
'have closed during the first nine
months of fiscal 2005."
Addressing the divisional
results, Chairman and Chief Exec-


The Citrus Division reported
operating profits of $3.6 million
and $4.9 million for the third quar-
ter and first nine months of fiscal
2005, respectively; while during
the same periods year ago, oper-
ating profits of $1.6 million and
$1.2 million were reported. A
reduced Florida orange crop,
caused by a series of hurricanes,
resulted in increased citrus prices
when compared with the prior
year.
Operating profits for the Sug-
arcane Division were $139 thou-
sand and $541 thousand for the


quarter and nine months ended
May 31, 2005, respectively, com-
pared with $527 thousand and
$2.2 million for the quarter and
nine months ended May 31, 2004,
respectively. Lower prices,
increased costs and reduced
yields combined to cause the
decrease.
Ranch operating profits were
$1.1 million and $1.8 million for
the quarter and nine months
ended May 31, 2005, respectively,
compared with $605 thousand
and $1.4 million for the quarter
and nine months ended May 31,
2004, respectively. The increase
was due to higher prices for beef


products.
About Alico
Alico, Inc., an agribusiness
company operating in Central and
Southwest Florida, owns approxi-
mately 141,000 acres of land locat-
ed in Collier, Hendry, Lee and Polk
Counties. The company is
involved in various operations and
activities including citrus fruit pro-
duction, cattle ranching, sugar-
cane, sod production, and
forestry. The company also leases
land for farming, cattle grazing,
recreation and oil exploration,
and is increasingly involved in
exploring real estate development
in and beyond its holdings.


GCD school briefs


Vacation bible school
The Christian Church of Moore
Haven will have vacation bible
school for young people aged 4-13
beginning on the evening of Mon-
day, July 11 until Friday July 15.
Activities will begin each evening at
6:30 at the Christian Church of
Moore Haven on Highway 27
across from Joey's Pizza and the B
and B Supermarket and will end at
8 p.m. Activities will include
singing, a missionary offering, bible
stories, arts and crafts, snacks and
games. If you have questions or
would like to volunteer to help,
contact Sonny Hughes at 946-0635.
Encourage your child to enroll and
participate in this worthwhile pro-
gram.
West Glades Elementary
Parents: FCAT scores may be
picked up at the school office, Mon-
day-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bus driver class
The Glades County School Dis-
trict will be offering a bus-driving
course for anyone interested in
driving a school bus for the district
for daily routes and/or extracurricu-
lar trips. If interested, please con-
tact Doug Manke at (863) 946-3662.
Classes have begun and take place
in the evenings.
Children's advocates
are needed
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to repre-
sent the best interests of abused,
abandoned and neglected children
before the court, social service
agencies and the cofmnIrniUD No
special educational degree is
required. Guardians need to be
someone with common sense,
good judgment and a commitment
to,helping a child. Attendance at
three training sessions held in Fort


Myers is required. Please contact
Kelie Hedrick at: (239) 461-4360 or
(800) 269-6210 for more informa-
tion, and to reserve your space for
training.
GED classes
The Glades County School Dis-
trict is offering GED prep classes at
Moore Haven High School (room
26-003) for adults who wish to
obtain their GED. Classes are on
Tuesday and Thursday nights from
6-8 p.m. You may register the night
of the classes. If you have any ques-
tions you may call Scott Bass at
(863) 946-0202 ext. 13.
Accountability report
The "No Child Left Behind
School Public Accountability
Report" for Moore Haven Elemen-
tary School is now available in the
elementary school office. If you
would like a copy of the report,
please stop by the office and one
will be made available to you.
Chinese speaker needed
Moore Haven High School is in
need of a volunteer who can speak
Chinese. Please contact the school
at 946-0811.
Stop the violence
The Hendry and Glades Domes-
tic and Sexual Violence Council's
mission is to increase community
awareness about domestic and sex-
ual violence and victim safety by
providing services, referrals and
education relating to the affects of
domestic/sexual violence in our
community. The meetings rotate
between LaBelle, Clewiston and
Moore Haven. To get involved in the
council or for information about
meeting dates and ties, please call
Abuse Council and Treatment,
Inc.'s Rural Extension (REACT):
(863) 674-1811 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to
speakwith an advocate.


Annual alligator hunt


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
is offering hunters a great opportu-
nity to take part in its annual
statewide alligator harvest, which
runs Sept. 1 through Oct. 8. Since
1988, Florida has offered these alli-
gator hunts, which provide a
thrilling, hands-on, face-to-face
hunting adventure that is unlike
any other hunting experience
imaginable.
This season, more than 4,000
Alligator Harvest Permits will be
available on a first-come, first-
served basis. Permit holders are
authorized to take two' alligators
from designated areas during spe-
cific harvest periods.
Sale of these perrhits begins at
10 a.m. (EDT) July 6. Applicants
have their preference of applying at
any county tax collector's office,
license agent (retail outlet that sells
hunting and fishing licenses), online
at MyFWC.corn/license or by calling
toll-free 1-888-HUNT-FLORIDA
(486-8356) from anywhere in the
United States or Canada.
To reserve a permit, applicants
must submit payment for an Alliga-
tor Trapping License and two alli-
gator-hide validation tags, or pro-
vide proof of a valid Alligator
.Trapping License (must be valid
through Oct. 8) plus pay the fee for
the two-hide validation tags. No
other hunting licenses are required.


The cost for a Resident Alligator
Trapping License and hide valida-
tion tags is $272, and non-residents
pay. $1,022. Any hunter who takes
an alligator must complete and send
in an Alligator Harvest Report Form.
The information gathered from
these forms enables FWC biologists
to monitor population trends and
impacts of the annual harvest.
An Alligator Trapping Agent
License is also available for $52,
which allows the license holder to
assist a trapper in taking alligators,
but only in the presence of the per-
mitted trapper. All persons seeking
a harvest permit must be at least 18
years of age by Sept. 1, 2005, and
only one harvest permit per person
will be issued.
To educate participants on the
rules and regulations of the hunts,
the FWC offers a no-cost, three-
hour training and orientation pro-
gram, which is held throughout the
state. Permit recipients are not
required to attend, but first-time
participants are strongly encour-
aged to do so. Courses will be
offered in July and August, and per-
mit holders will receive, by mail,
permit packages listing exact dates
and locations.
For more information on how
to get involved in these exciting alli-
gator hunts, visit MyFWC.corrm/alli-
gator and click on "Statewide
Hunts". ,


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Courtesy photos
The hoot owl will signal the end of a country day, bringing to
a close one more sense of perfection in country life.



Some things too


There is something soul-satis-
fying, even comforting, about
walking into a house and being
greeted with the fragrance of a big
pot of soup-from-scratch simmer-
ing on the back burner, or a pot of
big lima beans with a smoky ham
hock, or on special occasions the
sweet smell of jelly-making in
progress.
And, in the same home a lot
more than just a house when.
driving around to the back
entrance, maybe on Mondays,
there's a fresh, clean line of.
clothes stretching off sunward
batting back and forth in the sun-
light in a capricious wind. And in
the same home, later on when
the bed is turned back and the pil-
lows fluffed, someone will say,
"Oh, how good the smell of fresh
air and sun."

Bill passed
LAKE WORTH As of July 1,
businesses and organizations
would have had to get written
consent from clients before faxing
anything with a commercial or
promotional message to them,
even if the client verbally request-
ed that information.
But thanks to.an overwhelm-
ing outcry by business owners
across the country and here in
Palm Beach County, Congress
passed the "Junk Fax Prevention
Act of 2005" on June 28, 2005.
The legislation will allow faxes
to -be sent to individuals when a
business owner has an existing
business relationship (EBR) with
or without having to obtain a
signed consent form. In addition


There's no hint of lint-free
tablets or static-free papers or the
hint-of-mint spray that sometimes
goes in the dryer in amongst the
things to be dried. Oh, there's a
perfectly workable dryer in the
house, yet strange as it may seem
it's never been used, and proba-
bly won't be unless something
awful happens to make hanging
clothes on the line impossible,
something like the light of day not
showing up or the sun forgetting
to shine.
No doubt there are more drier-
users than there are hang-'em-on-
the-line types,' but thank good-
ness, there are no ordinances that
prohibit such ways in the back-
woods. There are those who say,
"No clothes on the line for me...it
looks too lowly...too country."
And early of a morning when


Oh but where do the wild turkeys go as they scamper about
the countryside on the perfect side of life.


Good

the mist lingers-out over t
ture and there's a hus
enough to hear, long bef
sun begins to light up life
watery swamp, the fragr
fresh coffee perked from
beans ground in Aunt
wrought iron grinder be
hundred years old, along v
smell of smoked bacon
out of grandmama's nurn
or it might be a number 12
er & Griswold iron
pan...out across the por
the spit of land curvii
the north end of- hi por nv
lot ofwatchin' is-'going oQn.
Which old oak did the
roost in last night? All there
are different ages but sor
they get along just fine,
when the jakes start strutt
showing' off. And the doE


to change

the pas- been missing for a month or more
h loud appeared yesterday with her
fore the treasures. Twins, their pencil slim
e in the legs already as quick and graceful
ance of as their mother's.
whole And in a flash, or so it seems,
Kitty's clouds in the west reflect the pink
tter'n a of the sun as it climbs its way into
with the the great spread of blue above the
sneaks cypress. And there, hanging like a
fiber 10, waving lacy curtain on the tired
, Wagn- old fence, the open-face moon-
frying flowers in their last few moments
ch and of glory before closing as first light
around falls full upon them. Their sweet
where a jasmine fragrance lingers a little
even after they're closed...even as
turkeys the old owl hoots once
e flocks more...loud and lonely...before
mehow the thrust of the new day.
except Well, there are a few left who
tin' and truly believe: "It" can't get better
e that's than pure country."


allowed business to continue faxing


to restoring the EBR, the fax bill:
(1.) Requires that all unsolicit-
ed commercial faxes include an
opt-out provision on the first page
of the fax, providing a cost-free,
24-hour means for the recipient to
request to be removed from the
fax distribution list.
(2.) Requires that fax numbers
be obtained either directly from
the recipient or from a public
source to which the recipient
gave the number for publication
(i.e., Web site, advertisement or
directory).
(3.) And "grandfathers in" fax
numbers in the possession of the
sender at the time of enactment.
This is a huge victory for busi-
ness owners, and any company


who currently uses faxing as a
means of advertising or commu-
nicating with their existing client
base. John D. Pinson, chairman
of the Realtors(r) Association of
the Palm Beaches, said, "Without
the passage of this act, the com-
munication process between
businesses and their clients
would have suffered. Adding the
extra step of requesting a signed
piece of paper from existing
clients is unnecessary when you
already have established consent
to send communications by fax.
This act simply brings common
sense to the law."
To read more about this legis-
lation, please visit:
www.realtor.org/RMODaily.nsf/p


ages/News2005062801. If you
have questions, please contact
Jennifer Butler, vice president,
Government Affairs for the Real-
tors(r) Association of the Palm
Beaches, at (561) 585-4544.'
This notice is provided by The
Realtors(r) Association of the
Palm Beaches (RAPB), which rep-
resents over 9,000 real estate pro-
fessionals and is dedicated to pre-
serving the vitality of Palm Beach
County's real estate market and
private property rights. Realtor(r)
- a registered collective mem-
bership mark that identifies a real
estate professional who is a mem-
ber of the National Association of
Realtors(r) and subscribes to its
strict Code of Ethics.


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By MaiyAnn Morris
Of all the towns around Lake
Okeechobee, none has been
subjected to more change than
Belle Glade.
Pioneering people came after
the Calusa native tribes left. Writ-
ten military records from as early
as 1855, spoke of the area.
Author Lawrence Will wrote in
"From Swamp to Sugar Bowl"
about an expedition to explore
the area in 1883.
This trek was inspired by
reports of men employed by
Hamilton Disston. (Mr. Disston
had purchased the acreage that
was the Everglades, and more,
from the state of Florida and pro-
ceeded to develop shipping and
drainage channels in the areas
around the Lake.) This expedi-
tion came to the area of the
southeast shore of Lake Okee-
chobee, but not until 1913 is
there any record of anyone living
there since the Calusa tribe left.
Hardy farmers came and set-
tlements developed. A school
was built with lumber provided
by the Palm Beach County
School Board and brought in by
river barge from West Palm
Beach. Since there weren't 50
pupils, the school board
required a contribution from the
locals. The community provided
the land and the principal. The
principal then built the school
building himself.
In 1919, religious services
started to be held and there was-
n't even a building yet. Soldiers
returning home after World War
I came to join those already
farming here. Hunting and trap-
ping were good. And the price
for hides made it worthwhile, as
Jessie Motes recalled from his
youth in Belle Glade.
Buildings followed, homes,
hotels, post office, stores, tele-
phone and electricity followed in
rapid order. Farmers shipped
green beans by freight boat, then
corn, peppers and Irish pota-
toes. An ice plant operated
briefly, a packinghouse and a fill-
ing station rose up, thanks. to the
hard work and tenacity of the
pioneers.
People in Belle Glade had
heard that the University of Flori-
da was thinking of establishing
an agricultural experiment sta-
tion. Since farming the black soil
of the everglades had always
been the focus of settlement,
people thought it was a logical
location for an Agricultural
Experiment Station to help work
out better methods of farming.
Never ones to sit back, they
sent off a letter to the governor.
The result was the arrival of a
barge load of lumber in June of
1923. With it was Mr. M.F.
George, who had built the
Moore Haven Hotel.
The first buildings of the Agri-
cultural Experiment Station were
operational in 1924.
Supplies went up and down
the lake, produce going out and
supplies coming in. Belle Glade
was incorporated in April of
1928, but on September 16 of
that year the great hurricane hit,
killing thousands of people and
destroying the town and other
towns along the lake.
Rain and hideous ..wind
pushed across the lake. The
water, blown by the wind flood-
ed the southeast side of the lake,
overturning buildings and wash-
ing away much of the hard-won
progress wrenched from the
back muck land of the Ever-
glades. Those who survived
have told the stories of fear and
loss and survival.
Many of those stories, togeth-
er with the stories of the "sweat
equity" the Belle Glade pioneers
invested in the land were made
into a play called "Potluck in the
Muck".
"Potluck in the Muck" was
funded by grants from the
MacArthur Foundation and the
Community Foundation of Palm
Beach and Martin Counties and
the hard work of many people of


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APnalIAh .ffI


Belle Glade. Thanks to Jeannette
(Mrs. Vernon) Dexter, who is
generously sharing some of the
play with our readers, a portion
of the story of one flood survivor
from "Potluck in the Muck," is
retold here:
"It was nine in the morning,
but it was already stormy and
rough as we got into the car. My
father's home was on the ridge,
but after about an hour, he
insisted we all move up to ,my
brother-in-law's mother's -
he'd built that house he knew
it was strong, and it was further
back from the shore of the lake
than his. So we moved again.
"It wasn't long, as the wind
grew in intensity, other people,
friends and neighbors came up
to that house, too. By two in the
afternoon, there were 30 or so of
us in a six-room house and the
wind was so strong, a person
could not stand up outside.
"We were getting reports on
the radio, but as the wind got
stronger, it was very hard to
hear, and I knew shorthand, so
they had me with my ear pressed
to the speaker so I could write
down anything the announcer
said and pass it along. They
would broadcast the location of
the storm center and predict
where it would go, and finally
we knew we were going to be
very near the center. The storm
had changed course. The radio
went dead. There was nothing to
do but sit and wait. We watched
the barometer fall at a speed that
seemed impossible.
"The house felt like it was
being torn from its foundation. A
gable was torn off an upstairs
room.
"We noticed water coming in
the floor, an inch or two at a
time. One side of the room
where my brother-in-law lay sick
caved inward but stood. I tell
you this, we prayed. We told one
another that the water was just
from raincornTing, in. where the
gable had torn off, but we each
secretly lIew Oztter Lake water!
It was lake water!
"Gradually, over the night, the
water stopped rising. It had
come to our knees. The wind
began to die down. In the middle
of the night, there had been a
knock on the door and people
whose house had floated close




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Smith represents Florida at NHSCA National Open


Tiger wrestler Kris Smith
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Florida wrestlers and his old
coach last week as they traveled to
Virginia Beach to represent Flori-
da in the 2005 NHSCA National
Open Wrestling Championships.
Florida finished a strong fifth place
overall and Smith helped to score
points for the team in this effort.
Smith wrestled at 145 pounds,
which was the largest weight
class with 60 entrees. Smith
advanced to round 32 where he
was defeated in a tough 6-2 deci-
sion to Massachusetts' State Qual-
ilier Jimmy Ubele. Ubele finished
the season ranked seventh overall
in Massachusetts. Ubele was a
favorite to reach the All-American
round but was injured in his win
over Smith and his next match
ind withdrew from the competi-
I on.
In the consolation round
Smith would find himself
Snatched against Ohio's Michael
Becca. Becca was a member of
the Ohio. Valley All-Stars and the
2005 Ohio Black Disney Dual
Meet Team. In a very exciting
thatch Smith defeated Becca 12-6.
Smith got off to an aggressive start
by taking Becca down and scor-
ing first. However the Buckeye
State wrestler had plenty of fight
ih him and battled back taking
control in the second period.
Smith found himself behind in the
third period but threw Becca to
his back twice in the final two
miinutes to regain the lead and
darn the victory.
"I threw him in the first period
and we landed out of bounds, he
ran right at me and I knew he
would do it again and I knew


when he did I would put him on
his back," said Smith.
Smith was eliminated from the
event after a tough loss by deci-
sion to New York's Kevin Singel-
ton. Smith was the lone State
Qualifier for the Tigers this past
season. He was a Regional finalist
last season and has shown great
improvement over the last year.
In order to become a member of
Team Florida wrestlers had to
place in the top four of a state
qualifier. Smith won his weight
class in both qualifiers that he
attended this spring. By winning
matches at the National level he
has put himself in the ranks of
some of Clewiston's most elite
wrestlers such as Renaldy Tapia,
Fred Gamble, Robert Flynn and
Brandon Rifa. All who eventually
went on to place in the State Tour-
nament.
"Kris is doing all the right
things to become an elite
wrestler. His losses at Nationals
were more a result of lack of
experience at that level than lack
of ability. He was in every match
he wrestled win or lose. It was fun
to coach him again and see the
improvements he has made
under Coach Alfred and crew. He
represented Clewiston and Florida
with pride," said coach Tenney.
The coaches and Kris' family
would very much like to thank the
community of Clewiston for mak-
ing this all possible. A special
thanks to Joe Whitehead, John
Polhill and the Clewiston Booster
Club, Glades Media, and the
Clewiston News. They would also
like to thank all of those at U.S.
Sugar who helped make this trip
possible.


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Hunters needing to get their Hunter
Safety certification from the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) during 2005
are strongly encouraged to take a
course early in the year, as courses
scheduled just before and during
hunting season usually fill up fast.
The free Hunter Safety Course is
available as a traditional classroom
program or as a home-study
course. The new home-study
method allows students to obtain
partial credit toward completing
the Hunter Safety Course through
the Internet or CD- ROM interactive
program. Once the interactiverpor-
tion of the course has been com-


pleted, students must then attend
the required completion day that
includes live-firing instruction on a
shooting range, and classroom
work.
The date and location for the
next completion day portion of the
home-study course in Martin
County is:
July 24, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Martin
County Sheriff's Office Range Next
to the landfill off of Martin Downs
Boulevard in Palm City.
Space is limited and reserva-
tions are required by going online
at myfwc.corn/huntered or by call-
ing (561) 625-5126.
Everyone born on or after June
1, 1975, is required to pass this


Sports in brief


Cheerleaders needed
Registration for the Clewiston
Cougars cheerleaders and fitting
for uniforms will be July 16, begin-
riing at 9 a.m., at the Clewiston
Middle School cafeteria.
Cricket coach
looking for players
Experienced Cricket coach
looking to develop a youth team in
the Clewiston area. (Ages 9 to 17). I
can be contacted at (863) 885-
2078.
Fishing tournament
planned
Horizons Fishing Tournament
benefiting Hospice of Palm Beach
County's (HPBC) Horizons Chil-
dren's Bereavemeht Program is
being planned. Horizons Fishing
Tournament (Kingfish, Wahoo,
Dolphin) is presented by the bro-
lerage firm of Robert W. Baird &
Company, Inc.
A Captain's Meeting is planned
for Thursday, July 14, at 5 p.m. to
8:30 p.m. at the Newcomb Hall -
Riviera Beach Marina.
Fishing tournament set
Hospice of Palm Beach County
will host a fishing tournament on
Saturday, July 16, with lines in at 7
a.m., lines out by 3 p.m. and an
awards ceremony from 5-6 p.m.
The tournament will depart from
any inlet and weigh in at Riviera
Beach Marina, 1950 E 13th Street,


Riviera Beach. The cost is $250 per
boat until July 14. For more infor-
mation contact Beth Charbonneau
at (561) 227-5157, Special Events
Coordinator Hospice of Palm
Beach County or Willie's Bait and
Tackle (561) 848-4484.
Sugar Dolls
summer classes
The Clewiston Sugar Dolls will
be having summer classes, which
started June. 8. Classes are held at
Central Elementary every Wednes-
day. Beginner ages are 4-12, class is
at 3 p.m., ages 13 and up, class is at
4p.m.
Sugar Dolls classes consist of
baton twirling, dance pom-poms,
and new this year, flag and flag
corp, color guard. You may take
one class or all classes. Classes are
$25 per month. Registration fee is
$12, which includes your insur-
ance. For more information, please
call Judy at (863) 677-0025.
Coast Guard
makes house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your home
to discuss the required safety
equipment needed on your boat.
This service is free. You will receive
a cordial, informative and confi-
dential boat inspection. A vessel
safety check decal will be placed
on boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call 467-3085 to arrange a
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course prior to purchasing a hunt-
ing license. An adult is required to
accompany children under 16
years of age to all classes. Children
under 18 years of age must present
a Parental Release Form signed by
the child's parent or legal guardian
to participate in the live-fire exercis-
es. The interactive course was
developed in cooperation with
seven other southeastern states to
increase accessibility to hunter
safety programs.
The FWC is the only organiza-
tion that presents the course,
which is free of charge, and enlists
a volunteer network of trained
instructors who donate their time
to ensure that the legacy of hunting


remains a safe one. This course is
equally important for those that
hunt out-of-state or in Canada and
need to purchase a non-resident
hunting license. This state-spon-
sored course meets the require-
ments for hunter safety training
throughout North America.

A statewide schedule of hunter
safety classes is available on the
Web at myfwc.com/huntered, and
while you are there, be sure to
check out other programs offered
through the Hunter Safety Pro-
gram, such as the Bowhunting
Course and the Becoming an Out-
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Nelson
Continued From Page 1
Senator Nelson said.
Senator Nelson joined other
senators who were originally unde-
cided about the issue, and eventu-
ally decided for the act, which was
heavily opposed by the sugar
industry.
"There are still lots of answers
for the sugar industry, especially in
the research of ethanol, which can
be easily produced from sugar," he
said, in reference to a future alter-
native to petroleum gasoline for
automotive fuels.
However, the sugar cane farm-
ing industry in Florida still fears
CAFTA will lower sugar prices for
farmers across the nation, along
with unrestricted Mexican sugar
exports and increased U.S. imports
of sugar. Unfazed, Senator Nelson
believes CAFTA will benefit Florida
as a whole. "CAFTA will help for-
eign countries, and it will.help Flori-
da business," he said.
"As for other agricultural areas,
citrus is really struggling with
canker, which has become a major
problem," he said. "The cattle
industry seems to be holding
steady, despite a softening of beef


Manager

Continued From Page 1
After serving in the Marianna
Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Taylor
was hired as the county manager
for Jackson County, and served in
that position for sixyears.
"Speaking on my own behalf, I
just have to say that seeing that the
average life of a county manager in
Florida is 1.8 (years), and I'd have
to say Glades County is about aver-
age in that respect," said Commis-
sioner Butch Jones. "I think it
would be nice to have a long-last-
ing county manager. I see the case
of nearby counties, such as Hendry
County, in which they've had man-
agers work for over 22 years, and it
would be nice to have someone
with that kind of longevity," he
added.
"Let me emphasize, however,
that this interim position is not a
guarantee concerning a perma-
nent position as the county manag-
er," Commissioner Jones conclud-
ed. He also mentioned that the
board is seeking an assistant man-
ager to strengthen the effectiveness
of the county manager and lessen
the workload.
Commissioner Paul Beck reiter-


Speaker
Continued From Page 1
ing Seal of Approval. His
Internet Web site reviews can
be seen daily on NBC2 Weekend
News Today.
Following his presentation, the
business meeting of the association
will take place, as well as discus-
sions on the subject of landfills in
Glades County and adjoining coun-
ties.
This is an open meeting for any
and all Glades County residents, as
well as other interested residents of
the region. You do not have to be a
member of the association to
attend this meeting. '
The president of the Muse Com-
munity Association, Fran Koebert
said, "We are delighted and privi-
leged to have Tom Rector as our



Where
Continued From Page 1
than we were," said Mr. Howard.
"We have reworked the staffing for
the Emergency Operations Center.
More county employees will be on
hand to assist there. People just get
exhausted." .
It's hard to sleep through a hur-
ricane with the roar of the wind, the
house creaking under the stress
and flying debris banging into
things outside. It's hard to keep
working to clean up after the storm
with heat building up in your house
and no power for air conditioning,
well pumps or hot water for show-
ers.
"We have also requested assis-
tance from the Florida National
Guard to help us with distribution
of food and ice as we did after Hur-
ricane Jeanne," Mr. Howard con-
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Senator Bill Nelson discusses agriculture with private sugar
farmer Alan Hammock at the Glades County Commission
chambers in Moore Haven. Many of the guests in attendance
were eager to ask questions about the recently passed
CAFTA bill, for which Nelson voted yes.


prices," he said.
He also gave a synopsis of the
issue of offshore drilling near the
Florida coastline, which came
before the Senate as a bill that he
opposed along with Republican
Florida Senator Mel Martinez.
"Senator Martinez and I have
made this a non-partisan effort
against drilling off Florida's coast-


ated the benefit the county could
receive from a long-tenured county
manager. "I agree with the impor-
tance of longevity, which makes
me curious speaking for myself,
why come to Glades County?" he
asked with candor.
Mr. Taylor was convincing
about his desire to serve Glades
County. "I am a native Floridian. I
love to fish I'm coming from
having a pond in my backyard (in
Marianna), and I love this area's
natural amenities," Mr. Taylor
responded. He also pointed out the
benefit of being closer to relatives
in Ft. Lauderdale.
Most of all, Mr. Taylor empha-
sized the similarity of the Glades
County position to that which he
served in Jackson County.
"A great amount of the issues
and problem you are facing, I have
seen before and am familiar with,"
-he said. "I can help you, and I'm
here to help. I have my stuff in the
back of my truck," he said, clarify-
ing that he is prepared to begin
work immediately.
Commissioner Alvin Ward
asked Mr. Taylor specifically how
he might be able to solve problems
for Glades County. "As you may
have seen, we have issues such as
paying CAPRI Engineering $17,000


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lines," he said. "I don't want this to
happen to our beaches, and it even
led me to do my first filibuster," he
said.
Senator Nelson thanked those
in attendance for showing their
interest in the area's federal repre-
sentation, and expressed his grati-
tude for the privilege of public serv-
ice.


a month for services we should be
able to receive by other means.
Contractors come in, they take our
money, and they go somewhere
else with it. Do you think you can
bring solutions to problems such
as these," Commissioner Ward
asked?
. Mr. Taylor assured the board
that he has seen very similar prob-
lems. "I have experience with
organizations such as yours, and I
know enough to be able to assure
you that there are answers out
there. They may be hard to come
by, but they are there," said Mr. Tay-
lor.
The board moved to hire Mr.
Taylor, who is set to begin working
during current manager Jim
Smith's final week. Jim Smith's res-
ignation becomes officially effec-
tive Friday.
Commissioner Ward suggested
a starting salary pay equivalent to
the current manager's salary of
$62,500, based on Mr. Taylor's six
years of experience as a county
manager. He also added perspec-
tive on the possibility of a perma-
nent position for the interim man-
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else it takes to ensure that the food
gets to the customer, hot and in a
timely and friendly manner. Debbie
actually runs the restaurant now,
and her mother and I are looking
forward to the day when she com-
pletely buys us out and has full con-
trol."
And then Alan adds, "Don't ever
let it be said that I am or want to
retire...never! However, I'd like a lit-
tle time off for R&R now and then."
Both of these Hendry County
Floridiaris know everything there is
to know about running a fine food
establishment day in, day out, "in
season" and out. Both "have
learned from the ground up. If the
chef of the Clewiston Inn don't
show up, it's Christa who quietly
moves into the kitchen and cooks,
and guests don't know the differ-
ence.
This versatility has saved the day
many a time in more ways than just
wearing a chef's hat. She'll fill in for
housekeeping, for planning
refreshments for a wedding or
anniversary, or anything else that
needs doing to keep the inn run-
ning smoothly and customers
happy all with a southern charm
that can't be taught and has no
price.
Debbie at Flora & Ella's does the
same. The cook calls in sick (or just
doesn't show up), she simply
assumes the kitchen responsibility
and the only thing that's missing is
she isn't at the entrance to greet
folks since it's a little difficult to be
itwo places at the same time. So the
garbage needs emptying or meat
and vegetables mustbe ordered or
fresh strawberries must be found
for their their famous strawberry pie, or
yesterday's receipts must be tallied
and then a trip to the bank.
It's all in a day's work. As she
says, "Well, you do what you have
to do if you care about your work.
Maybe that's all that needs saying
- I care."
Clewiston is fortunate and
LaBelle is fortunate to respectively
"claim" Christa and Debbie doing
what they do best. The complex
business of food requires tremen-
dous effort and day-by-day dedica-
tion. Quality is foremost, then there
are the basics: The. recipes, the
ones that will please most people
most of the time. And there's the
presentation of the food along with
training those who wait tables or
those who host. Plus all "the
pieces" that must be picked up day
after day.
Debbie says, "It's not always
easy to smile and smile and act like
you're the happiest person in the
world when the truth is sometimes
you'd rather just close the door, run


The infamous Flora and Ella started Flora and Ella's restau-
ranit in 1933. It has become a community staple for the entire
LaBelle community.


Debbie Klemmer, with husband David, was born into the fam-
ily business of Flora and Ella's restaurant. She has carried
on the proud tradition of southern hospitality and good old


fashioned hard work.
home and prop up your feet to get
away, temporarily, of course, from
"the world of business." But you
can't do that because you can't and
Won't desert the responsibility
that's been entrusted to you. Flora
and Ella are both gone now, but
their spirits have remained right
here with us and always will and I
kriowwhat theywant me to do!"
AAnd Christa says, "Sometimes I
think I can't go another step -
can't confront another problem,
can't smooth out hurt feelings
between some who work here, but
I can and I will. It's my job, it's
what I do. It's what the company
expects of me and I wouldn't have
it any other way. And when I'm the
chef, I love it! Sometimes I think it's
easier and maybe more satisfying
to cook everything for a fine menu
than it is to sit at a desk and do
what's called 'manage'. But I love
the variety and it's a happy feeling
to know that I can step from one


responsibility to another when the
need arises."
Debbie and Christa are both
blond, both beautiful, yet, we all
know that beauty is only skin deep
if that's all there is. These two very
southern ladies have something
else in common, a certain beauty
and charm that's woven into their
lives and it shows in their bright
smiles and in the depth of their
shining eyes.
When asked how did you find
the perfect job for your abilities?
Their answers are a bit different.
Debbie Klemmer was mostly
"born" into her position at Flora &
Ella's, the restaurant being family-
owned from the very beginning
some 73 years ago.
And it all boils down to, or said
another way, the bottom line is: Deb-
bie and Christa have a passion for
what they do, and even more: They
have a day-by-day purpose to suc-
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For only the third time in 100
:years of recorded history, a major
hurricane has struck the United
States in the month of July.
With Hurricane Dennis slam-
ming into the Pensacola area July
-10 and the potential of Emily's for-
mation looming in the near future,
and the painful reminder of a four-
:hurricane nightmare the previous
year, hurricane preparedness is at
the forefront of Floridians like never
Before.
Floridians are urged to continue
that mindset as the 2005 hurricane
season begins to pick up steam and
are urged to take the following pre-
cautions:
MAKING A DISASTER SUPPLY
KIT
TALLAHASSEE A disaster
supply kit for your home or an
evacuation should include items in
six basic areas: (1) water, (2) food,
(3) first aid supplies and medica-
* tions, (4) clothing and bedding, (5)
tools and emergency supplies, and
(6) important family documents.
You will need a supply kit if you
are confined to your home. It is also
valuable if you evacuate to a place
other than a well-stocked shelter or
if you're unsure of the shelter's sup-
plies.
Tips for making your kit
Keep loose items in airtight
plastic bags.
S Gather the kit's items in easy-
to-carry containers or duffle bags.
Put kit within reach of your
most often dsed exit.
Check and update your kit
and family needs at least once a
-year.
Tips for water and food supplies
A normally active person
needs to drink at least two quarts of
water daily. Heat and intense activi-
ty can double this amount. Chil-
dren, nursing mothers and those
:with special needs may require
more.


Food preparation and sanita-
tion require another two quarts
(minimum) per person daily.
Purchased bottled water that
has been sealed is best for storage.
It meets FDA guidelines for food, is
not as vulnerable to temperature
changes as unsealed water and has
no shelf life. (Some bottles do have
expiration dates, but this is mainly
for inventory control.) If for any rea-
son you must disinfect water, use
unscented bleach in the ratio of 8
drops per gallon, about 1/8 tea-
spoon, and let the mixture sit 30
minutes before use.
Choose compact, lightweight
foods that do not require refrigera-
tion, cooking or preparation and
foods that use little or no water.
Hand washing with soap and
water is extremely important.
However, in the event water for
hand washing is unavailable, use
alcohol-based sanitizer.
DOH recommends a three-day
supply of food and water in your
kit, including:
One gallon of water per per-
son per day
Ready-to-eat canned meats,
fruits and vegetables
Staples (salt, sugar, pepper,
spices, etc.)
Powdered milk and canned
juices
High-energy snacks and com-
fort/stress foods
Food for infants and individu-
als with special needs
Pedialyte (to restore hydra-
tion if needed)
Mess kits or paper cups,
plates and plastic utensils and
Non-electric can opener, utili-
ty knife.
For tools and emergency sup-
plies, DOH recommends:
Cash or traveler's checks,
coins
Map of the area for locating
shelters


Battery-operated radio and
flashlight, extra batteries
Fire extinguisher
Pliers and shut-off wrench to
turn off household water and/or
gas
Compass, signal flare, whistle
and tube tent
Plastic sheeting, storage con-
tainers and bucket with tight lid
Plastic garbage bags and ties
for sanitation
Tape (duct, masking)
Candles and Matches in a
waterproof container
Paper, pencil
Needles, thread
Medicine dropper
Aluminum foil
Toilet paper, moistened tow-
elettes and towels
Soap, liquid detergent, disin-
fectant and unscented household
chlorine bleach
Feminine supplies and per-
sonal hygiene items
Infant supplies (diapers, bot-
tles and pacifiers)
For clothing and bedding sup-
plies, DOH recommends:
At least complete change of
clothing and footwear per person
Sturdy shoes, work boots,
hats and gloves
Blankets or sleeping bags and
pillows
Rain gear
Extra prescription glasses,
sunglasses and/or contact lenses,
DOH recommends having first
aid kits for your home and cars,
including:
'* A three-day supply of each
person's vital medications
Prescription drugs
Sterile adhesive bandages in
assorted sizes
Two-inch and four-inch sterile
gauze pads (4-6)
Two-inch and three-inch ster-
ile roller bandages (3 rolls)
Triangular bandages (3)


Latex gloves (at least 2 pairs)
Cleansing agent, soap and
moistened towelettes
Antiseptic and antibiotic oint-
ment
Petroleum jelly or other lubri-
cant
Assorted sizes of safety pins
Scissors, tweezers, needle
and thermometer
Tongue depressors (2)
Non-prescription drugs
Aspirin or non-aspirin pain
reliever
Anti-diarrhea medication,
antacid and laxative
Syrup of Ipecac (use to
induce vomiting if advised by the
Poison Control Center)
Activated charcoal (use if
advised by the Poison Control Cen-
ter)
Sunscreen
e Mosquito repellent, with
DEET when appropriate
DOH recommends copies of
the following important family doc-
uments are kept in a waterproof,
portable container within kits:
Insurance policies
Contracts and deeds
Stocks and bonds
Social Security cards and
passports
Immunization records and
prescriptions
Bank account numbers
Credit card account numbers-
.and company names and tele-
phone numbers
Inventory of valuable house-
hold goods
Family records (birth, mar-
riage, death certificates) and wills
Current photographs of fami-
ly members
For further information, please
contact your local county health
department or visit
www.doh.state.fl.us or www.Flori-
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You can declare independence from citrus canker


Okeechobee has now joined
that infamous list of counties
that is actively battling citrus
canker. According to Florida
Department of .Agriculture offi-
cials, there are now four con-
firmed cases of the dreaded cit-
rus canker that have been
identified in local commercial
citrus groves.
This past January our office
provided a column from UF/IFAS
Citrus Agent Jack Hebb on how
homeowners can assist in the
battle against citrus canker.
While it is nothing revolutionary,
in order for Florida to declare its
independence from citrus
canker, everyone must be pre-
pared. Today's column will
update that information. With
everyone's help we can become
independent of this disease.
Local growers have been
afraid that it has just' been a mat-
ter of time until citrus canker
would be discovered in our area.
They are preparing their crews
and equipment to deal with this
outbreak. But they need your
help. However, no one is more
susceptible to the importation
and transfer of this disease than
dooryard citrus owners. Home-
owners are usually very proud of
the citrus that can be grown in
their Florida Yards.


Florida has always had a cli-
mate agreeable to growing lots
of citrus. But, our climate has
also encouraged certain prob-
lems that test a citrus, tree's abili-
ty to survive. Among the list of
maladies for citrus survival,
there is one that tops the list -
citrus canker.
Citrus canker is a highly con-
tagious disease that attacks the
fruit, stems, and leaves of citrus.
It also causes lesions on the fruit.
The disease is not harmful to
humans or animals, but it will
affect the health and vitality of
citrus trees.
Unlike most citrus diseases,
which are usually plant-like
fungi, citrus canker is a serious
bacterial disease. When a plant
disease is caused by bacteria, the
only ways to control it are to use
chemicals to kill the organism,
or by sanitation, which means
that affected plants must be
burned. Citrus Canker bacteria
are microscopic, and can be
spread by uncontrollable events
such as by wind, rain, or even by
wildlife. There, are also other
cases where human contact has
moved the bacteria into canker-
free areas. The following human
activities can move citrus canker
from an infected area to unaf-
fected locations:


Landscaping (trimming,
chipping, cutting, or pruning cit-
rus trees)
Fruit removal (peeling, buy-
ing, selling, transporting, pick-
ing, etc.)
To prevent the spread of
canker bacteria, use approved
disinfectants on people and
equipment that move into or out
of citrus canker infected areas.
To ensure that canker bacteria on
infected plants are eliminated, all
commercial citrus trees within a
1,900 feet distance of an infected
tree are burned. In the case of cit-
rus growers, it means the
removal of more than 200 acres
per infected tree site in contigu-
ous groves. In a neighborhood or
subdivision, this would mean the
removal of neighboring citrus
trees for many blocks. Home-
owner trees that must be
removed are chipped and dis-
posed by either land filling or
burning the residue.
For homeowners, I recom-
mend the following measures to
help control canker:
(1.) Don't bring suspect citrus
plants to the office for identifica-
tion. If you suspect any part of a
citrus tree has canker, please do
not remove the leaves, fruit, or
limbs leave them alone. Call
the citrus canker toll-free help


line at (800) 282-5153 or the
Satellite office in Avon Park at
(863) 314-5900. The Florida
Department of Agriculture offi-
cials will promptly respond to
your call by sending an inspector
to the suspected tree location.
Inspectors will identify them-
selves and seek your permission
to view the tree. Do not, and I
repeat, do not remove suspi-
cious citrus tree parts and' trans-
port them to another location.
(2.) If you walk, drive or visit
any grove or other property
where canker has been identi-
fied, you should plan on wash-
ing all outer clothing (gardening
clothes, gloves, hats etc.) in a
hot water cycle with laundry
soap immediately following out-
door chores around citrus trees.
Disinfecting your hands can be
done by first washing them with
soap and water, followed by dip-
ping into a chlorine bleach (sodi-
um hydrochloride) disinfectant
solution of approximately I oz.
of bleach to 1 gallon of water (a
200 ppm solution).
(3.) Clean all landscape tools
(pruning shears, clippers, chain
saws, pocket knives, etc.) that
have contacted citrus trees. Use
a Clorox-type disinfectant at the
rate of about 6 oz. of bleach to 1
gallon of water (about 1200


ppm), Be sure to wash the tools
clean of any soil or plant residue
before dipping in the bleach
solution.
(4.) Have any landscapers
who work on your property
(yardmen, landscapers, etc. who
may work around citrus trees)
practice the same measures as
listed above. A specific deconta-
mination suggestions bulletin for
landscapers is available at
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu/C


anker%20Landscaper%20Proce-
dures.htm.
We encourage all local resi-
dents to be on the lookout for
suspicious looking lesions on
their citrus trees. We need to be
alert and aware. If citrus canker
is not eradicated from our state,
it could destroy one of Florida's
most important crops, eliminate
many jobs and destroy an abun-
dant product that is enjoyed by
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Citrus canker found at UF research facility


FORT PIERCE Citrus
canker, one of the most destruc-
tive diseases affecting Florida's
$9 billion citrus industry, has
been found in a University of
Florida citrus research grove at
UF's Indian River Research and
Education Center, or IRREC,
near Fort Pierce.
The discovery, confirmed
Thursday by the Florida Depart-
ment of.Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services, Division of Plant
Industry, will likely require offi-
cials to destroy all of the citrus
trees in IRREC's groves, halting
all citrus research projects there,
said Brian Scully, director of the
center and a professor of horti-
culture with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences,
or UF/IFAS.
".This canker infection,
though contained in the early
stages, will temporarily halt all
of our citrus research projects at
the center," Scully said. "It will
take us a number of years to
recover, but ultimately this set-
back will offer us a fresh start
and improved groves in which to
conduct research. However, we
will continue to conduct our col-
laborative research in commer-
cial groves with the cooperation
of private industry."
The disease, caused by bacte-
ria in the genus Xanthomonas,
can affect all citrus varieties,
including grapefruit, oranges
and tangerines, which are
grown at IRREC, Scully said.
Trees affected by the disease
develop small brown lesions on
leaves, stems and fruit. Citrus
canker eventually reduces tree
productivity if left unchecked.
IRREC employees discovered
the outbreak Monday during a
voluntary grove inspection, he
said. UF/IFAS officials immedi-
ately reported the discovery to
the Division of Plant Industry,
which is responsible for the
state's Citrus Canker Eradication
Program.
UF/IFAS will cooperate fully
with DPI to address the situa-
tion, said Jimmy Cheek, UF sen-
ior Vice president for agriculture
and natural resources. Mapping
efforts by the Citrus Canker
Eradication Program will estab-
lish the extent of the infection
and determine which groves will
be affected.


"Our personnel will assist DPI
in identifying all infected trees,"
Cheek said. "After that, we'll
cope with the loss of any trees
that may occur. We now under-
stand a little better what citrus
growers go through when they
face a canker outbreak."
State citrus canker eradica-
tion procedures require the
destruction of all infected citrus
trees that are found, as well as
any citrus trees located within
1,900 feet of infected citrus trees,
Scully said. These measures
minimize the chances the highly
contagious disease will spread
to other sites. ,
Currently, six IRREC faculty
and their collaborators from
other UF/IFAS facilities are con-
ducting more than two dozen
experiments in the research
groves, some using trees planted
30 to 50 years ago, he said.
Citrus research efforts at
IRREC emphasize plant breed-
ing, entomology, pathology and
virology, soil and water science,
plant nutrition and irrigation and
post-harvest physiology, Scully
said.
"It is difficult to quantify the
loss in terms of time, monetary
value and the potential impact


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that our research findings have
on the statewide citrus indus-
try," Scully said.
In addition, citrus research
programs at the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture Horticultural
Research Laboratory adjacent to
IRREC are vulnerable to the
effects of the canker infection in
the IRREC groves, said Harold
Browning, statewide coordina-
tor for UF citrus programs in
teaching, research and exten-
sion.
Scully said he believes the
disease did not reach IRREC via
human activity.
"Our facility has been strictly
following the precautions rec-
ommended by the Division of
Plant Industry and used by
growers," he said.
The bacteria that cause citrus
canker can spread on air cur-
rents, in rainwater, and on peo-
ple, animals, plants and farm
equipment, Scully said.
Ongoing canker sanitation
and decontamination efforts will
be stepped up at UF's other cit-
rus research units, including the
Citrus Research and Education
Center in Lake Alfred and the
Southwest Florida Research and
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"There is no reason to sus-
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Caterpillars creeping up on snowbush


Last summer I wrote about a
wonderful shrub for our Florida
Yards Snowbush. One of the
nice things I suggested about this
plant is that it is relatively pest free.
Well it appears that yours truly will
have to start eating crow this week
- an insect population explosion
is taking the snowbush out to
lunch.
Reports are coming in from all
over South Florida that snowbush
are getting chewed up. The critter
responsible for this munching
march has been identified by Uni-
versity of Florida Entomologist Lyle
Buss as the snowbush spanworm
- the subject of this week's col-
umn.
A few weeks ago I was asked to
make a presentation to the Martin
County Master Gardeners, and after
it was over, they cornered me with
a pile of gardening problems they
could not solve. Most were fairly
easy, but one of their residents


brought in a branch from a snow-
bush that was getting all chewed
up.
It was covered with caterpillars
measuring about an inch in length,
and was basically lemon yellow in
color, with black bands and white
spots. The head and tail segments
were orange red in color. And if you
watched as it moved across the
remaining snowbush leaves, it
crawled like an inchworm. This
habit of movement put it in a group
of moths called the spanworms.
The caterpillar is the larva of the
white-tipped black moth,
Melanchroia chephise. According
to entomologists, it is a common
and sometimes abundant day-fly-
ing moth, found throughout Flori-
da in every month of the year.
When about an inch long, the
larva is full-grown and ready to
change into a pupa. In the land-
scape, the caterpillar drops to the
soil and forms an inch long brown-


colored pointy bug in a case. I
watched several captive caterpillars
in a jar go through these changes
and emerged as moths in about a
week.
The adults are day flying, which
is unusual, as most moths are
nighttime navigators. The moths
have a wing span that is a little over
one inch and have a striking velvety
appearance, with dark navy-blue to
black wings. Wings are without
any markings except for white mar-
gined tips on each of the four
wings. The middle body of the
moth (the thorax) is orange in
color.
Besides snowbush, this caterpil-
lar is known to eat several other
tropical and subtropical plants that
are not commonly found in our
local Florida Yards: Malay goose-
berry, white sapote and snow-on-
the-mountain.
Horticulture agents from Vero
Beach to Homestead have been in


touch with me and have reported
unusually high numbers of this
caterpillar this year. Collier County
Extension Agent Doug Caldwell
reports that they are also found
along coastal southwest Florida.
And last week I heard from a
homeowner here in Okeechobee
that some spanworms had taken a
chunk out of his snowbushes here
on the big lake too. I've found sev-
eral references to this insect
appearing in both Texas and
throughout the Caribbean islands.
Speculation is that the large
numbers of this insect may have
some relationship to lastyear's hur-
ricanes or possibly due to this
year's unusually wet weather. It
may also be due to the increased
popularity of snowbushes in our
Florida Yards. Eventually their pop-
ulations will decline, and healthy
snowbushes will flush out a new
set of their beautiful pink and white
leaves.


Court decision doesn't threaten Florida property owners


TALLAHASSEE Last Thurs-
day the U.S. Supreme Court, in
Kelo vs. City of New London, held
that a Connecticut city may use its
eminent domain authority to take
private property even when the
sole purpose is to provide econom-
ic revitalization through private
development.
The Office of Attorney General
Charlie Crist has reviewed the opin-
ion to determine its potential
impact on private property owners
in Florida, and Attorney General
Crist issued the following state-
ment:
"The United States Supreme
Court's decision raises serious con-
cerns as to the protections afforded
individual property owners. Under
the Court's ruling, citizens who
have lived in an area their entire
lives could be displaced to make


way for private development for
the sole purpose of supporting eco-
nomic development. In states like
Connecticut, city leaders can take a
person's homestead for no other
reason than that another property
owner could, in their opinion, bet-
ter utilize the property for the city's
benefit. This subjects private prop-
erty rights to the whim of municipal
government and undermines the
guarantee that our Founding
Fathers put forth that private prop-
erty should only be taken for a pub-
lic purpose.
"This decision has generated
much discussion about whether
the same type of taking could hap-
pen in Florida. After reviewing the
decision and considering the differ-
ences between Florida and Con-
necticut law, it is my opinion that it
cannot.


"Florida's Constitution, as inter-
preted by the courts, and Florida
statutory law provide greater pro-
tection of private property rights
than either the U.S. Constitution or
Connecticut law. Under Florida
law, only if property is designated
as a blighted area can it be taken
through the extraordinary power of
eminent domain for redevelop-
ment, and then only if it would pri-
marily serve a public purpose.
"Quite simply, eminent domain
is not available in Florida if the ben-
efit to a private party is the para-
mount purpose of the project.
While it is usually true that every
new business, manufacturing facil-
ity or industrial plant will provide
some benefit to the city in which it
is located, under Florida law these
benefits to the public are not suffi-
cient by themselves to allow for the


taking of private property.
"The Florida Legislature long
ago established laws to protect
homeowners' property rights.
Florida law allows for the taking of
private property for redevelopment
purposes only where there exists a
substantial number of deteriorated
structures, economic distress or
danger to life or property, as well as
other additional requirements. In
short, an area must be proven to be
'blighted' before government can
begin the process of taking private
property for private redevelop-
ment.
"I commend House Speaker
Allan Bense for wisely creating a
select committee to study whether
even more protections should be
written into the Florida Statutes to
protect the rights of private proper-
ty owners," Crist concluded.


Attorney General files

suit against "Debt

Termination" company


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist filed a
lawsuit against New Leaf Asso-
ciates, LLC, and several associ-
ated businesses and individuals
for their participation in a
phony "debt termination"
scheme.
The lawsuit alleges that
New Leaf and the other civil
defendants took in more than
$8 million from late 2003 until
early this year by claiming they
had a legal "administrative
process" by which they could
completely eliminate credit
card and student loan debts for
their clients as an alternative to
bankruptcy.
An investigation conducted
by the Attorney General's Eco-
nomic Crimes Division
revealed that New Leaf collect-
ed fees starting at almost
$4,000 from approximately
2,200 clients who were lured
by the promise that not only
would their debts disappear
but their credit scores would
not be damaged. No debts
were actually terminated by the
program, and numerous con-
sumers suffered financial loss-
es as a result, the state's lawsuit
asserts.
The Attorney General's
Office has received some 185
consumer complaints regard-
ing the New Leaf scam, the
highest total for any single
complaint subject this year.
"Too many consumers are
mired in debt and are desper-
ate to find a way out of their
financial'dilemma," said Crist.
"These defendants took advan-


tage of their victims, who were
seeking assistance to solve
their financial problems. Florid-
ians should always remember
that if something sounds too
good to be true, it probably is."
In addition to New Leaf
Associates LLC and its market-
ing arm, Quantum Business
Consultants LLC, the lawsuit
names as defendants 16 indi-
viduals and seven business
entities.
The individuals, including
principals and agents of New
Leaf and Quantum, are: James
M. Patterson, Thomas Spiller,
Luke Anastasakis, Phil Plastic,
Ken Keplinger, Chris Holland,
Paul Greaves, Brett Merl,
Richard Spiller, Kris SchnelL
Cecil Taylor, Lillian Varga,
George W ("Bill") Gute, Ray-
mond Schlang, Chad F. Polley
and Christopher S. Brewer.
Business entities named in the
lawsuit are: Ameribiz Consult-
ing, Inc.; Manhattan Financial
Group, LLC; Legal Club Finan-
cial Corporation; RWS Consult-
ing, Inc.; B&B Enterprises Inter-
national, Inc.; Quantum
Business Consultants of Cali-
fornia, Inc., and WJC & Associ-
ates, LLC.
The defendants are charged
with violating Florida's Decep-
tive and Unfair Trade Practices
Act. They could be ordered to
pay restitution to their victims
and also ordered to pay civil
penalties of $10,000 per viola-
tion or $15,000 for victims who
were disabled or senior citi-
zens, as well as attorney fees
and costs.


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CITRA, Fla. Asian soy-
bean rust, a crop-killing disease
first detected in the United
States last fall, has been found
near Citra on soybeans at a Uni-
versity of Florida "sentinel plot"
planted early to detect the fun-
gus.
It was one of two findings
this week that mark the first
appearances of soybean rust
on U.S. soybeans during the
typical growing season, and UF
researchers fear the discovery
signals the beginning of out-
breaks that may devastate the
nation's $16 billion soybean
industry.
The disease was found
Wednesday by Jim Walker, a
biological scientist with the
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services,
Division of Plant Industry,
which has been monitoring the
plots in cooperation with UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultur-
al Sciences, or UF/IFAS. On
Thursday, a Division of Plant
Industry laboratory confirmed
that the pathogen was Asian
soybean rust, said David
Wright, a UF/IFAS professor of
agronomy in Quincy.
The. other discovery was
made Tuesday on a sentinel
plot in Baldwin County, Ala.,
Wright said. Previously, soy-
bean rust was found in Florida
and other Southern states after
the 2004 growing season
ended. The crop is typically
planted in the spring and pro-
duces soybeans in the summer
and early fall.
"There's a lot at stake now,
and nobody really knows what
will happen," Wright said. "But
if there are major problems, it
will affect a lot of people."
Losses from the disease -
which kills up to 95 percent of
infected plants could drive
up prices on products ranging
from margarine and peanut
butter to livestock feed and
biodiesel fuel, he said.
UF and state agricultural
experts have joined a nation-
wide effort to help farmers pro-
tect this year's crop, estimated
at 74-million acres, Wright said.
Soybeans are grown in 31


states, with heaviest production
in the Midwest.
By monitoring sentinel plots
at 26 Florida sites, Wright and
other scientists at- UF's North
Florida Research and Educa-
tion Center in Quincy hope to
provide data on the disease's
development, distribution and
other factors that could assist'
farmers in northern areas of the
nation, Wright said.
The project is funded by the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
and the North Central Soybean
Research Program, a consor-
tium representing higher edu-
cation institutions in the 31 soy-
bean-producing U.S. states.
Many growers are con-
cerned about being caught off
guard by soybean rust, because
the fungus, known as Phakop-
sora pachyrhizi, is spread by
tiny spores that can travel hun-
dreds of miles on air currents,
he said.
"The fungus also matures
very quickly," Wright said.
"Once a spore lands on a host
plant it can produce new
spores in nine days."
Despite its name, soybean
rust attacks more than 30
species of legumes, a plant
family that includes beans,
peas and clover, he said. On
soybeans, it causes infected
leaves to develop small brown-
ish spots, then turn yellow and
fall off.
Crop protection sprays
called fungicides control the
disease in South America,
where soybean rust arrived in
2001, Wright said. But U.S.
farmers fear the sprays could
cut profits.
Fungicide treatments for an
acre of soybeans would cost
$10 to $30 per year, he said.
Protecting the entire U.S. crop
could total more than $1 bil-
lion.
"Soybeans have a low profit
margin, probably $25 to $50
per acre," Wright said. "So
there's not much room for new
expenses."
To determine which fungi-
cides work best under Florida's
growing conditions, UF
researchers are conducting


field trials of about 20 products,
said Jim Marois, a UF plant
pathologist. The trials, held at
the Quincy center, will also
investigate application meth-
ods.
"Growers prefer the lowest-
priced products that work,"
Marois said. "We want to help
them make informed choices."
UF researchers will also
investigate tilling methods that
bury old plant residue, a prac-
tice that could prevent dormant
spores from starting new out-
breaks, he, said.
"This method will only work
against spores that survive the
winter here, and we're not sure
that will happen," Marois said.
"We hope not, because then
we'll only have outbreaks if
spores arrive from other coun-
tries."
Native to Asia, soybean rust
is believed to have reached the
United States in September
when winds from Hurricane
Ivan transported spores from
South America, he said. There,
the disease affects Brazil,
Bolivia and Paraguay.
Concerns about internation-
al terrorism spurred U.S. prepa-
rations for soybean rust, Marois
said. In the aftermath of the
Sept. 11 disaster, it was identi-
fied as a possible bioterrorism
agent, which led to the devel-
opment of federal programs to
identify and respond to the dis-
ease.
"We've had a very coordi-
nated effort," Marois said.
"Although nobody's happy soy-
bean rust is here, the silver lin-
ing is that we're learning more
about how we can take a
nationwide approach to crop
diseases."
Florida will be a critical state
in the fight against soybean
rust, said X.B. Yang, a professor
of plant pathology at Iowa State
University in Ames.
"What happens in Florida
may well determine the risk
level for Midwest states," said
Yang, who is part of an Iowa
group collaborating with UF
researchers. "Information gen-
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WASHINGTON D.C. U.S.
Rep. Katherine Harris (R), of
Florida, took to the House floor in
a successful fight for increased
funding .for the HOPE VI grant
program, which provides grants
to distressed communities for
restoring and revitalizing public
housing.
Rep. Harris joined Rep. Artur
Davis, an Alabama democrat, to
introduce an amendment to the
Transportation, Treasury and
Housing and Urban Develop-,
ment Appropriations bill to
restore $60 million in funding for
the grant program, which is
administered by the U.S. Depart-
ment of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD).
The bipartisan amendment
passed the House by a vote of
248-173.
"We have all seen the stories
of the conditions that exist in
public housing developments
throughout the nation dilapi-
dated buildings and homes, ram-
pant insect and rodent infesta-
tions, barely functional plumbing


and sewage that flows into chil-
dren's playground areas; high
rates of violence and crime," Har-
ris said in floor debate on her
amendment. "These are the con-
ditions that have overtaken too
many of our public housing facili-
ties the conditions in which
too many families are struggling
to live and to raise their children.
This program is aptly named
because HOPE is exactly what
these grants bring to these dis-
tressed communities."
Created in 1992 by former
President Bush and then-HUD
Secretary Jack Kemp to renovate
existing public housing sites and
replace them with new mixed-
income housing, the HOPE VI
grant program has revitalized
troubled and distressed commu-
nities across the United States. As
of June 2004, HOPE VI grants had
led to the rehabilitation of more
than 11,570 units of existing pub-
lic housing and the construction
of more than 83,100 new housing
units.
A longtime advocate of pro-


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Center is deployed to the Florida
panhandle by the South Florida
Water Management District.
A 48-foot trailer transformed
into a state-of-the-art emergency
command post on wheels was
deployed to the Florida panhan-
dle on Sunday. The South Florida
Water Management District sent
its Mobile Command Center for
eventual deployment into the
areas impacted by Hurricane
Dennis. It is to be used by the state


Emergency Command Team.
"We are proud to be able to
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remote areas."
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and sanitation for five personnel
for up to five days. The vehicle


moting quality, affordable hous-
ing for all Americans, Harris
pointed to the results that a HOPE
VI grant had brought to Tampa,
St. Petersburg and Bradenton,
Fla. Harris pointed to the Braden-
ton Village revitalization project,
which was funded by HOPE VI
grants, resulting in a vibrant and
thriving community. That project,
Harris pointed out, was a suc-
cessful collaboration between
the local and federal govern-
ments, the private sector and
local community activists.
"This $60 million is a relatively
modest investment that will
make a big difference in the com-
munities that benefit from these
grants," Harris said. "I am
pleased that my colleagues
joined me and Congressman
Davis in recognizing the success
and promise of this program, and
I will continue working with my
colleagues to encourage them to
provide further funding to the
HOPE VI program when the
appropriations bill comes before
the conference committee."


is depolyed
contains computers, air condi-
tioning, a 20 KW quiet generator,
short-wave radio and satellite-
connecting phones and faxes.
The District is the first of the
state's five water management
district's to have such a unit. The
trailer was purchased and outfit-
ted by District craftspeople using
a $50,000 grant from the state of
Florida Division of Emergency
Management. It took nine months
to transform the former moving
van into the mobile field office.


Gas price gouging complaints pouring in


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist said his staff
has received an extraordinary
number. of price gouging com-
plaints due to the past approach
of Hurricane Dennis, particularly
from the Panhandle area, and
pledged to aggressively investi-
gate the complaints.
Multiple complaints of exces-
sive price increases have poured
into the Attorney General's Fraud
Hotline, many of them reporting
gas price increases of 20 to 40


cents per gallon in a 24-hour peri-
od. One caller reported an
increase from $2.18 per gallon to
$2.89.
"We are already looking into
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ested in hearing an explanation
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cent once the state of emergency
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MEDIUM SIZE DOG- female,
brown & white, found vic of
Trailer Creek Lodge, SE 441.
(863)467-6423

JACK RUSSEL TERRIER- fe-
male, vic of N. Labelle, Ivan
& Alex Blvd.
(863)673-8971. Reward
LOST BULL MASTIFF Mandy
female, purple collar, 751bs.
Vic of Marshall Field Rd about
2 days. (863)675-3931
MINIATURE PINSCHER male
Rambo, blk/bwn w/ bik collar,
10 Ibs. Vic. of Kings Bay.
Please Help! (863)467-7634

DOG- Male, 3 yrs old Leopard
Curr mix to Good Home Only
Friendly, good w/kids
(863)763-3543
KITTEN- (F) playful, great with
kids, litter box trained. To go
home only (863)342-2974.


KITTENS (5) Black & white
Bob Tail. 6wks old. Males &
females. Free to good
homes (863)357-2638
STEPS (2) front and back,
you must haul.
(863)467-2571.
USED ALUMINUM- You pick
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CLEWISTON: Sat. & Sun.
July 16th-17th, 9am-3pm,.
113 N Francisco St.
Used Restaurant equipment
& many miscellaneous items.


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Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



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PF/PW/BK/M C ,
CR/EL/TW/MW/EO/RG/SM/I
W/ & PA/TB/PL/CO/CW/W,
Work out of state with top
pay & per diem. Resume to:
Craft Network, Box 137472,
Clermont, FL 34713.

BODY MAN (2)
Must have Body Work exp.
Ability to do collision repair
& restoration required.
PAINTERS HELPER (1)
Must have lr ex

$600 WEEKLY Working
through the government
part-time. No Experience. A
lot of Opportunities.
(800)493-3688 Code J-14.


Now Hiring
Management
i'm loving' i

McDonald's@ of the Glades
(Belle Glade, Clewiston, and LaBelle)
are looking for a few good
people for Management. We are
looking for friendly, honest, self
starters, with excellent people
skills.

Starting pay based on.
experience
Medical, life, dental, vision
insurance
Five day work week
Paid training
Paid vacation

To set up an interview
please call Amanda at
863-612-0333

Nisbet Enterprises Inc.
PO Box 1920
LaBelle, FL 33935


ELECTIONS SPECIALIST I, $10.40/Hr. Includes
voter registration, maintenance of voter registra-
tion records and answering gen. telephone in-
quiries and data entry. HS/eq. and 1 yr. gen.
office or legal clerical work.
ELECTIONS SPECIALIST II, $11.37/Hr. (See
Elections Spec. I.) Will solve more routine work
problems & assist in absentee ballot and early
voting process. HS/eq. and 1 yr. exp. working in
an elections office/related work.
Apply directly to Supervisor of Elections, 240 S.
Military Trail, WPB. Submit completed SOE appl.
or Board of County Commissioners' appl. (visit
www.pbcgov.com). Tel: 561-656-6200; Toll-
free from Glades: 1-866-868-3321; Fax
561-656-6287. EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP) (Appli-
cation deadline: 7/15/05-Note: Deadline may
possibly be extended.)

JOIN A WINNING TEAM!
RNs & LPNs
12 Hr. Shifts- 3 days on/4 off one week
4 on/3 off the next week
Days7am-7pm
Nights 7 pm-7 am
RNs $24-$28/hour
LPNs $18-$22/hour
+ $2/hour night differential
RN SUPERVISORS
12 Hr. Shifts-3 days on/4 off one week
4 on/3 off the next week
SNights 7pm-7am
$27-$31/hour
LTC & Management experience desirable
GLADES HEALTH CARE CENTER
Pahokee, Florida
Excellent Benefits
Mileage paid to and from work for
out-of-town employees
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Call: 561-924-5561 Fax: 561-924-9466
Equal Opportunity Employer

FOAM INSULATION Company based out of Clewiston now
hiring installers, South Florida travel required. Company vehi-
cle provided; Monday through Friday. Piece work. Guaran-
teed minimum $550 a week during training period. Benefits,
bonus, and travel cost paid. Must be 21 years or older with
clean drivers license. We are a drug free workplace. Inter-
views will be conducted every Monday morning from
8-10a.m. at our Clewiston Facility. Call 800-683-3155 to
line up an interview time. Directions to our facility will be
given to you at that time. '


Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
June 28, 2005

SOLID WASTE DIRECTOR
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $35,000 $45,000
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND
STATE RETIREMENT
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Plan, coordinate, direct and exercise
general supervision of all solid waste operational activities and
services.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of modern
techniques, meirods, procedures and pOjiie,ur solid waste
processing and disposal. Ability tou plan, aireCl, supervisee and
inspect solid waste program activities in compliance with
Florida Department of Environmental Protection rules and
regulations. Skill in developing, preparing and presenting long-
range plans and programs relating to the County's Solid Waste
Activity.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited
high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diplo-
ma. B.S. degree in either Civil Engineering or Environmental
Science considered a plus. Eight years experience in the field
of solid waste or public works, including four years in a super-
visory capacity. Must maintain a valid Florida Landfill Opera-
tors Certificate while employed. Must possess a valid Florida
Landfill Operators Certificate while employed. Must possess a
valid.Florida Drivers License while employed.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Landfill
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m., 5 days per week.
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application,
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
Post Office Box 1018
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace.



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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440



Alico. Inc. ,
Is now hiring CANKER INSPECTORS.
for the Citrus Division.
Experience a plus.
Must have valid driver's license.
Benefits included.
Apply in person at the Alico office,
640 S. Main Street, LaBelle.
Alico, Inc, is and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Housekeeping.
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Security
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$10.00 per hour
$9 to $1.2 per hour
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$10.00 per hour
$12.50 per hour
$6.00 plus grats (average $15
per .hour)


Benefits available for all employees
www.theseminolecasino.com
Apply in person at
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1-800-218-0007


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with a coimpanyV you
can grow with?

Are you self motivated?
Do you like meeting new people?
Are you computer literate?
If so, this could be the opportunity
you have been looking for.
Full and/or part time
positions available.

The Caloosa Belle and Imlmokalee
, Bulletin are looking for bright, self-
starters with computer skills and
reliable transportation who are will-
ing to learn newspaper advertising
sales from the ground up.
If you have what it takes, you
could be the outside salesperson
in these fast growing markets.

Our company offers:
a unique work environment
potential for advancement
competitive pay and benefits
life and disability insurance
401 (K) plan
generous time off program

Email your resume to:
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An equal opportunity employer
TRAINING SPECIALIST II
(Training & Development Specialists)
(#64081279)
Training position working with Teen Health
Center Program; ability to do educational
presentations; must be able to flex schedule
& travel; bi-lingual English/Spanish helpful.
Background screening/fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Winnie @863-674-4041 x138
for more details.


Administrative Assistant
(F-T)
$23,707 Ann.
(must pass C.S. Exam)
Office Assistant (F-T)
$19,947 Ann.
(must pass C.S. Exam)
Police Officer
$14.68. hour
(must pass C.S. Exam)
Police Sergeant (F-T)
$40,250 Ann.
(must pass C.S. Exam)
Firefighter Driver
Engineer
$33,919 Ann.
(must pass C.S. Exam)
Utility Systems
Coordinator (F-T)
$35,700 Ann.
Service Tech I
$8.37 per hour
Director of Public
Safety (F-T)
Closing: 07-25-05
$70,636 Ann.
Field Service
Representative
Closing: 07-25-05
$10.00 hour
Unless stated-
All positions are open
until tilled.
Complete Employment
Applications must be on
file at:
City of Belle Glade
Human Resources
Department
110 Dr Martin Luther King
Jr. Blvd., W Belle Glade,
FL 33430-3900
Bus. Hours: 8:00 to 5:00
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY'
For agribusiness in
Clewiston area, general
office, typing & computer
skills required. Position
offers a competitive wage
To apply sendresume with
current salary to Hilllard
Brothers of Florida. 5500
Flaghole Rd. Clewiston
Florida 33440.
Fax 863-983-5116
DATA ENTRY Work ON YOUR
OWN. Flexible Hours!
$$$Great Pay!$$$ Personal.
Computer required.
(800)873-0345 ext #300.


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POSITIONS AVAILABLE

The Pahokee Housing Authority is seeking quali-
fied individuals for two positions:

Modernization Coordinator. Responsible for de-
veloping, evaluating, and implementing, rehabili-
tation, renovations and/or reconstruction for all
modernization programs for the Housing Au-
thority, in accordance with HUD's Federal regu-
lations and guidelines. Duties include:
preparation of Annual and Five-Year Capital Fund
application; file maintenance; budget develop-
ment, ensuring compliance with HUD regula-
tions; A/E plan review and construction
administration; change order review, preparation
of invitations to bid and requests for proposals,
coordinating bid openings; preparation of A/E
and construction contracts. Must have ability to
interpret blue prints, maps and construction
plans relating to modernization projects. Re-
quires Bachelors Degree in Business Adminis-
tration; at least three (3) years experience in
contract and construction administration
(experience may substitute for degree); ability to
work well independently; must have a valid,
Florida Drivers License. Must have good com-
munication and analytical skills; must be profi-
cient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
software. Essential functions to be included in
position description. Salary $32,000-$35,000
based on experience. Good Benefits.

Office Assistant. Must be 18 years or older; at
least two years experience in performing general
clerical functions and transcribing minutes;
ability to work well independently; good commu-
nication skills; must have a valid, Florida Driver's
License; type 50 CWPM; bilingual helpful. Job
specific pre-employmenttest will be given on
date ofinterview.

Qualified applicants for both positions must
submit resume to: Julia Hale, Executive Direc-
tor, Pahokee Housing Authority, Inc.; 465 Friend
Terrace, Pahokee, Florida 33476. All applicants
must complete an application, even if resumes
are submitted. Deadline for submitting applica-
tions/resumes is 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 15,
2005. Pahokee Housing Authority is an Equal'
Opportunity Employer and Promotes a Drug-Free
Workplace.


The GEO Group, Inc.

The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections
OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.
FULL TIME POSITIONS & EXCELLENT BENEFITS


Current openings for:
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
(2) MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS

MOORE HAVEN
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471


Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487

EOE, M/F/V/H


SENIOR CONNECTIONS OF SW FL, INC.

Program Coordinator needed to manage pro-
grams for older adults in Hendry/Glades Co. F/T
position, great pay and benefits for degree can-
didate. We're looking for "Personality Plus" per-
son to help us expand our volunteer caregiving
programs. Must have degree in human services
orrelated field, clean FL driver license. Back-
ground checks done on all new hires. Send re-
sume to Coordinator Search, POB 2400,
LaBelle, FL 33975-2400. Position open until
filled.

Personal Care Aides needed to assist frail elderly
in their own homes in Hendry & Glades
Counties. Must have CNA certificate, H.S. diplo-
ma or GED, clean Fl driver license. Background
checks done on all new hires. Name your hours-
we'll work with you as long as you have a heart
for seniors!

Call our office nearest you for more info about job
openings in your area. LaBelle: 675-1446, Cle-
wiston: 983-7088, Moore Haven: 946-1821. We
are an EOE.

City of Clewiston
Immediate Opening
Police Dispatcher
High school diploma or GED required. Position
requires working shift work, weekends & holidays.
This is a full time position w/ benefits package.
Job description & applications are available at
City Hall, Marilyn McCorvey, Human Resources
115 W Ventura Ave.
Position is open until filled. EOE/DFWP


Southern Gardens Groves
Seeks a Heavy Equipment Operator experienced in
excavators, graders, front end loaders & pan
machines. Requires good driving record w/ Class D
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BOOKKEEPER,
Full time position for busy ag. office,
must be experienced In computerized P/R,
A/P & Excel. Strong accounting background
& attn. for detail. Fax resume w/salary req, .
to 863-983-5116.


CRANE OPERATOR
Great benefits
(877)304-4100 J


Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos, Teams
& Graduate Students. Bo-
nuses Available. Refrigerated
Now Available. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).


DRIVERS
Be your own boss in the Okee-
chobee, Belle Glade and Cle-
wiston areas. Flexible week
day hours, must have 1995
or newer 4 door Sedan, Cell
Phone or Nextel plus. Call
(800)685-4789 Ext 1197

Mill Manager Needed
Needs to be Experienced with
Machinery and Equipment.
Apply at Syfrett Feed Co,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee


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RN'S & LPN'S NEEDED
The GEO Group a worldwide leader
in privatized Corrections,
offers a challenging and exciting opportunity.
WE OFFER: Top Pay,
Medical, Dental, Short term disability, 401K, Paid
Vacation & Holidays and Life Insurance


THE GEO GROUP
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
SPhone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
EOE, M/F/V/H


The Seminole Tribe
of Florida Health Department
has an opening for a
Medical Assistant
at our Big Cypress Reservation.

Maintain patient rooms, Triage patients, check
vitals, Venipuncture, Immunizations, Dressing
changes, Assist ARNP RN, MD with procedures,'
Document logs & charts, Assist w/office
coverage. Grad of accredited MA program &
current CPR req. FL Drivers lic.

o-,. Resumes via email:
galtman(semtribe.com
Fax: 954-967-3477, or mail to:
HR; 6300 Stirling Road,.Hollywood, FL 33024.
Applications avail, at www.seminoletribe.com




The GEO Group, Inc.

CERTIFIED DENTAL TECHNICIAN
The GEO Group a worldwide leader
in privatized Corrections,
offers a challenging and exciting opportunity.

THE GEO GROUP
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
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DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
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mals. Competitive salaries
and attractive benefits. For
further information, call
(305)245-1551 or
(23 )464-1178 between
9am-4pm.

MAINT.
MECHANIC
SPECIALIST

Needed for Short Term
Project. 1-2 years exp.
working with interior
and exterior renova-
tion, electrical, carpen-
try, masonry, painting,
plumbing, and tile set-
ting. Must have a posi-
tive attitude and be will
to work FT hours dur-
ing the project. Apply in
person at 1201 S. Main
St., Belle Glade, FL
EOE/M/F/DFWP
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o s i t i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference # 5600.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


PUMP TRUCK DRIVER
With CDL A or B. Good pay,
w/ benefits. Will train. Year
round. Contact Bill
561-996-2298.
RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY
Flexible hours, Starting pay
$10.00/hr.
(561)261-0589
TACO BELL
NOW HIRING MANAGERS
FOR THE BELLEGLADE
LOCATION.
PLEASE APPLY WITHIN




Truck Drivers Needed
Benefits Available. Must have
Class A CDL license. Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
TRUCK TIRE EXPERIENCE
Must have good driving record
DFWP Top pay for industry.
(561)261-0589
Wanted
Shift Supervisor
Machine Operator
Warehouse Laborers
Druo Free. Speak English
Apply in person
RKO Industries, Inc.
1275 Commerce Drive
Labelle

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thing sold, advertise in
the classified.


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Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze



DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.ki2.fl.us


Employment
Full Time NII


30 X 40, 40 X 60, 40 X 100
LIMITED OFFER
(800)300-2470 EXT 4
www.allbldg.com
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
WINDOWS: 20, Assorted
Sized, Roll Out. $800 for all,
will sep. 863-675-7761 or
863-843-8101



FIBERGLASS STEPS- New,
For Mobile Home 4 raiser
with railings $300.
(863)467-8005


SAVE-A-LOT
NOW HIRING
PART-TIME CLERKS
Apply @ Save-A-Lot
900 W. Sugarland Hwy.
(U.S. 27)
Clewiston, FL
Offering Competitive
Wages & Benefits!
Management apply on-line
at: www.save-a-lot.com.






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NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or-
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

OPPORTUNITY MEETING!!!
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July 7th @ 7:00 RM.
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SCREEN & PATIO
ENCLOSURES
Rescreening & repair.
lic. #2001-19849 &
insured. (561)784-5568
or (561)358-2456 .




DIVORCE$275-$350*COV-
ERS children, etc. Only one
signature required! *Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
days (800)462-2000,
ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce
Tech. Established 1977.


NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15,10x15,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts. Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,'
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies.,
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television.Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONERS- 5 ton,
reverse cycle, $1000 you
must move. (863)467-2571.


AUTH WWII NEW GUINEA
WAR CLUB- asking $ 750
or best offer.
(863)675-2624.
BREAKFRONT/SECRETARY:
Antique, Mahogany. Lots of
storage. Perfect condition.
$500 (863)467-6805
DINING ROOM TABLE 2
Pedestals, leaf, 4 chairs,
Good condition. Beautiful
Piece. $200.
(302)492-3488
HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
hooks. $1000.
(772)489-6837


FREEZER, GE, Upright, with
warranty (in home service),
$250. (863)452-5490



UPRIGHT FREEZER- marble
DR table, stove, sofa bed,
chrome table w/refrig below,
$1700 for all will sep.
(863)634-6446.
WASHER/DRYER Kenmore
Both great condition. $200
for both or will separate
(863)634-8654



BUILDING, Metal, 20 gage.
30Wx17x40L, by US Building,
Door opening 16'x16'.
Never assembled. Complete.
Will deliver in Okeechobee
area. $9500 (863)824-8787
FLORIDA BUILDING
BLOWOUT
FLPRODUCT APPROVED


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
For Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center. If interested please call

561-993-1160


EXERSAUCER, BOY BABY
CLOTHES 0-15months.,
Lots of toys, etc. $75 for all,
will sep. 863-447-1141



ROSENTHAL- 8 place setting,
W/Wheat design, gold trim,
Incl. all addl serving pcs.
New, $700. 863-357-2233


CLOTHES- 6-Shirts & 5-pair
of pants. Sizes small & Me-
dium. $60. (863)697-8319
GOWNS (3) Formal, From Da-
vid's Bridal. New, never
worn. All size 20. $300 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2813
WEDDING DRESS- Mary's In-
formal Collection, Ivory,
new, never worn, Euro size
18, $250 (863)675-2624.



COMPUTER, Compaq, key-
board, mouse tower, &
desk, $149. (863)983-7751
DELL COMPUTER- Windows
XP 256 MB Ram, Monitor,
Keyboard, Mouse & Lots of
games $150 863-843-0158.






BED, Queen, Complete w/mat-
tress, box springs & frame.
Good condition. $60.
(863)763-8642
BEDROOM SET 5pcs, full
size bed w/ mattress $300
(863)675-2969
CHINA CABINET, 1930 Early
American, solid maple, slight
damage; $125, 600 NW'
17th St.
DR table tinted mirror glass
w/center leaf $50
(863)357-1078
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
$75 or .best offer.
(863)357-3633
LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc.
w/table and lamps & BED
ROOM SET, Queen. $1500
for all. (561)261-0713
LOVE SEAT almost new, ex-
cellent condition, tan floral
$200 (863)635-4690
LOVE,SEAT-Oversized, dual
recliner, Burgundy leather,
like new, $550. neg.
(863)634-9620 Okee area
MICROWAVE CART
Oak finish, roll around, w/
doors & sliding drawer. $45
(863)357-1078
RECLINER COUCH
2 recliners, Royal Blue, 1 yr
old, beautiful cond. $400 or
best offer (863)467-9546
SOFA BED, 2-chairs, Flinpr-
set w/4-chairs, Storage,
chest, 2-office desk 6-office
chairs $2000 561-924-7989
SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) Bur-
gundy and mauve, good
condition, $100 will sell sep.
(863)227-6210.
TV, 32" w/Entertainment Cen-
ter. Asking $400 neg.
(561)985-1873



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$925. (863)697-2033.


BUSHMASTER CARBINE-
AR-15, standard stock,, ext.
charging handle/custom trig-
ger $800 863-634-9494
REMINGTON 870- 12 gauge
Black synthetic stock. Great
condition. Takes 2 3/4" & 3"
shells $200. (863)447-0099



POWERHOUSE FITNESS GYM
10 or more exercises. New.
$85 (863)983-5597
Teeter Rotation Hang Up Ta-
ble: For proper body align-
ment. Never used. New!
$250. neg. (863)467-8548



TANNER- Soliel, 28 Sport.
$3000. Call Cathy
863-697-1123



DIRT DEVIL MOP-VAC
New in box, will sacrifice
for only $40. Firm, Cleaning
Made Easy! (863)763-8149
FOOD PROCESSOR
Pro. Strength w/ ex. blades &
access. blend, grind & juice


600 NW 17th St.


TAPE PLAYER/RECORDER
Sony, 100 country cassettes
$50 (863)697-2033


LOOKING FOR: Electric Riding
Lawn Mower. Please call
any time. (863)983-7996


EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. (866)858-2121
www.tidewatertechonline.
com.

GLASS SHOWCASES (2)-
$150 or will sell separate,
call 863-763-8707 or see at
620S Parrott Ave.
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$800. Will separate.
(863)801-1666
Run your ad STATEWIDE!!!
For only $450 you can place
your 25 word classified ad
in over 150 newspapers
throughout the state reach-
ing over 5 MILLION readers.
Call this newspaper or Ad-
vertising Networks of Florda
at (866)742-1373. Visit us
online at www.flodda-classi-
fieds.com. Display ads also
available.
SEEKING BASS PLAYER
For Okeechobee Area
Christian Blues Band
Call Jerry (863)467-6793



DULCIMER, Wooden, Hand-
crafted. Like new. Includes
case. Must sell! $275. or
best offer. (863)467-8548
Elec. Guitar, Harmony, stand,
tuner, carry case & 2 Har-
mony amps w/chord, never
used, $350. (863)673-2465
PIANO- Remington, needs
tuning & key pads. $695.
(561)924-7989



OFFICE SAFE- Shaw Walker,
2'x2'x4 1/2' $795.
561-924-7989


ALPACKA-$500ortrade
1(863)673-1567
AMERICAN BULLDOG PUP-
Male, no papers. $200.
(863)634-7108
BIRD DOGS (4)
English Pointer,
Ready to hunt. $500.
(863)697-2969
BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES,
Approx. 8 wks. old. Pure bred.
Males. Shots/Wormed. $350.
(863)673-2260/674,1322.
BURMESE PYTHONf, 12 Fr
Female, Very tame. $300 or-
best offer. (863)228-7230
CHOCOLATE LAB-1 yr old fe-
male. Greats kid. $200. or
best offer
(863)673-0476/675-0325
LLAMA $500 or trade
(863)673-1567
PEKINGESE PUPPIES- 6 wks
on 07/15. $200 for males &
$250 for females.
(863)983-5597
RABBIT in cage, house trained
$25 (863)635-4690
TRITON COCKATOO: Rare, Fe-
male, Great pet. Very lovable
w/large cage & access. $1800
neg. (863)228-7230



Demo Homesites Wanted in
your area for the NEW Kayak
Pool. Take Advantage of this
Unique Opportunity. Save $
Financing Available. For De-
tails Call (866)348-7560.
HOT TUB- 6 seats, new 'cost
$3100. Good condition.
selling for $900.
(863)467-8005
PUMP & FILTER SYSTEM, for
above ground pool, $125 or
best offer. (863)946-179,4
SOLANA SPA- 2 person, Ex-
cellent shape Jets on both
seats. Cost $4000. asking
$2500.(239)657-9195



FISHING LURES, 113, New,
still in box. Asking $400 all,
may separate. 239-357-6889
POOL TABLE- World Leisure
Championship Tournament
size, rack, balls, chalk,
brush, good cond., $550
(863)357-1572.



COLORED TV's- RCA 32",
Samsung 27", & Advent 27",
$485. Will sep. Call for de-
tails. Okee 305-304-4538


PRESSURE WASHER
2400 PSI, 5/2 h/p, Honda
Engine $300 (863)763-3599
WELDER, Electric, Miller, Blue,
Star 2E. & Small electric air
compressor on 2 wheel trail-
er. $1500 (863)675-8074



Vacuum with Shampooer,
Rainbow, hypoallergenic,
new $2300, asking $500,


Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




GAS STATION- Clewiston, Fla,
Great location, very high in-
come. Other gas stations
also available. Call Peter
Bleykhman, Keller Williams
Realty (561)459-0232.


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PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR:
US Coins & Currency
collections. Please call
(419)688-1669

WANTED TO BUY
UNOPENED surplus diabetic
test strips, etc.
(419)946-1008


HARNESS, Single horse,
leather, never used, used to
pull a wagon, $125.
(863)675-4098
HORSE TRAILER- 2 horse, all
aluminum, good tires, extra
tall, new floor, needs paint.
$2500 neg (561)719-3641.
QUARTER HORSE GELDING-
12 yrs old, Experienced rid-
er. $1500. (863)634-7769.
REG PASO FINO MARE,-
12yrs old, smooth gait, does
it all, $2300 (863)763-1504.



LAWN MOWER- Craftsman
42" cut, new blades, battery &
belts w/weedeater. $400
both (863)697-6446
PRESSURE WASHER, EX-CEL
2200 PSI, Honda Engine, 5.0
hp., New power head. Asking
$300. (863)467-7404
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx.'200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202 / 261-4999
RIDING MOWER -Sears Best
44" cut, sun top, bumper &
extras. Pd $3000 asking
$1400 (863)763-8449


FAINTING GOAT, Exotic, Ten-
nessee, black & white, make
reat pets or lawnmowers,
150. (863)675-4098
LIVESTOCK TRAILER
Ideal for horses & livestock
$500 (56.1)236-8708 anytime
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am 763-3127


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos..'
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



1,2 &3 BR HOUSES &
APARTMENTS FOR RENT.
No pets.
Call (863)983-4436.




PROFESSIONAL/MEDICAL
OFFICE SPACE
FOR LEASE
Space from 910 sfup to
3,600sf. Excellent location
with professional tenant mix.
Call today!!
Contact April Hart
561.996-8080 ext 10.
Hiow do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


OKEECHOBEE- Private
BR/bath, full use of home,
satellite TV, cleaning service,
all util incld. $500/mo.


ROOMMATE WANTED: Male
or Female, No children,No
Pets, $400 mo. inclds every-
thing (863)228-3887

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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070


$50 firm (863)763-8149



WICKER SET- 2 chairs & a
table OK condition $25
(863)983-2246


HANDICAPPED SCOOTER-
runs good, with charger,
$350 (863)763-6630.
SCOOTER Space Saver, 3
wheel, good condition. $650
(863)357-8788


COLLAPSIBLE WHEELCHAIR
Lightweight, $95
(863)763-2458
LIFT CHAIR Electric, in very
good cond. $350
(863)763-2458


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$112,000
* New construction on
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$275,000
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood '
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$84,000
MONTURA
* Wooded Lots:
Zambria $40,000
Quebrada $50,000
Clear & Surveyed Lot
Appaloosa $55,000


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*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA, MH
w/Lot $119,000
*River View Lots available on
Caloosahatchee River
Call for Details
ACREAGE LAND & LOTS
* Farm Land Available
Call for Details
RENTALS
* 4BR, 2BA $1,800/mo.
* 3BR, 2BA $1,600/mo.
* 2BR, 1BA in Moore Haven
$525/mo.


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LAND, 51/ acres, 606 Henry
Isle Blvd., Pioneer, Clewis-
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305-342-7 1 33/
305-636-5092.
*LAND FOR SALE*
41.4 Acres in Hendry
County. Could Divide.
Call 239-657-5654
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unset Bay, LLC.
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www.BearRiverLodge.net.
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Gated with tennis, kayaking,
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availability- mid $70's & up.
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Large, estate-size parcels,
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from $29,900. Low financ-
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(800)564-5092 x 215 "re-
strictions apply".
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20 Acres from $195,000.
100 Acres from $450,000.
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w/ frontage on the on the Wacas-
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(561)459-0232
NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY,
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$85,000. Private commu-
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cel $34,900. Lake Parcel
and LogCabin Package
$54,900. (866)770-5263
ext. 8 for details.



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LaBelle 2br, 1/2ba, $650 a
mo. + $650 sec & $650 1st
month, ref. req'd. After 5p or
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mo. + $650 sec& $650 1st
Month, ref. req'd. After 5p or
Iv msg (863)675-6651



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Lake Reddie. 55 or older rental
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$72,900



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2160W. Hwy.27Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W of WAL-MART
983-4663
ScHampion
HOME BUILDERS co

MOORE HAVEN, 4 BR, 2 BA
on landscaped private lot w/
Screen porch & dbl. car port.
$160,000. (863)946-2585
Moore Haven, '95, Fleetwood,
3br, 2ba, furn., 16x80, nice,
must be moved. Zone 2.
$16,500. (863)946-0670
RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credlt OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106


SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266


Recreation ,



Boats 3005
Campaers/RVs 3010
Jet Skis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



BOAT, 17 Ft., Completely
remodeled, 135 hp Mariner,
Bimini Top. $3900
(863)673-4405
FIBERGLASS BOAT 14ft w/
9.9 Johnson nds minor carb
work, trolling motor, trailer
$800 neg. (863)227-6210


ltasca Winnebago, '84, 27V1/
ft., sleeps up to 8, new gen-
erator runs good, $6300.
(863)467-2480 2
RV- '90, Prowler, 25', 5th
Wheeler. Great shape, Clean
$4000. (863)697-2043
RV'S (2) one w/screened in
porch. For rent or for sale.
For more information call
(863)763-3599
Don't Miss

This One
STARCRAFT, POP UP CAMP-
ER, $800. (863)675-6070



BASS BOAT SEATS (2) pad-
ded gray plastic, fold down,
$70 will sell separate.
(863)697-0104,
MARINER- Outboard motor,
Runs. 40HP $800. or-best
offer. (863)983-2255
PROPELLER, Stick, For Air
Boat, 72x48,
$250.(863)528-1894




TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a '95 Windstar,
bolts on, cost $120 asking
$80. (863)610-0521.


DIRT BIKE- Kawasaki'KX100,
'02, Excellent shape. $1800.
or best offer.
(863)605-1203
MINI CHOPPER New, only
rode twice. $475
(863)763-3599
SCOOTER- '04, 50cc, 4 cycle,
$975. (863)674-0360.
TRIUMPH CLASSIC, '73-
black, $2500.
(863)674-0898.



GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
(863)227-2600
SUZUKI 50- 4 Wheeler, Runs
good. $700.(863)467-6901
YAMAHA PW80- '95, Dirt Bike
runs good, $350.
863)357-1960 or
(863)634-5402


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utity 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC SEVILLE, '91-
white, 4dr, leather, clean,
$2500 (863)674-0898.
CAVALIER WAGON- '93,
needs work. $300.
(863)610-0415
CHEVY CAMARO Z 28'95
Small amount of damage, 97k
orig mi, 3 owner car, runs
gd $2500 (772)971-7660
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
'89, 4dr, 83K mi, good cond.
white; $1000 or best offer
(863)697-3090
DODGE INTREPID, '99, exc.
coRd., multiple CD player,
$4150. Contact Bill McDo-
nald (863)635-1169 or
(863)679-0110
FORD ESCORT- '91, Runs
Great $500.(863)302-1818
FORD LTD 1984, Runs w/title.
Needs works. $300.
(863)675-4869
KAR KADDY- Tow dolly, steer-
ing chassis, surge brakes,
used very little $1250.
(863)467-4598
MITSUBISHI MIRAGE 1992,
Needs fuel pump. $600 or
best offer. (863)357-3633
MOBILE CAR DETAILING
EQUIPMENT- complete,
franchise also available,
$1500 (863)557-6300.


OLDS CUTLASS CIERA, '84-
80,870 miles, Reliable. A/C
compressor bad, $500 neg.
(239)728-6273.
PONTIAC GRAND AM. '00-
$8000, some warranty left,
(863)673-3900
PONTIAC GRAND AM '95
Needs some engine work,
has four new tires & a/c.
$550 (863)674-0825
PONTIAC GRAND AM, '99,
exc. cond., $3,000.
(863)763-8989
PONTIAC TRANS AM, '87,
Sports car or collector, one
owner, gold on black, 305
V8, auto, digital dash, t-tops,
85k mi., $7000.
(863)612-0009
TOYOTA TERCEL 1983,
4 cyl. Gas saver. Very clean
car. $700 or best offer.
(863)675-2598 Lv. msg
VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec-
tors, runs great, nds re-
stored, $1800 or best offer
(863)675-6214 after 6pm

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DODGE DURANGO '01
V8, low mi, fully loaded, all
power, a/c, leather, GPS,
max. care warranty trans.
$19,000 neg. (863)983-6018
FORD EXPLORER SPORT '97,
4X4, Loaded, 2 Dr., Needs
motor work. $2500
(863)634-4104
FORD F150 1999 4X4, Cold
Air. $5500 or best offer.
(863)634-4076
FORD RANGER P/UP 1983,
4x4, 2.8 V6, Runs good. Own-
er purchased new truck. Must
sell $1300 (863)381-0432


CLUB CAR, '95, Kawasaki
eng., no carb., good trans.,
parts only, $450 neg.
(863)517-1177


CAMPER SHELL, for full size
Dodge pickup, 61/n ft. bed,
$400 or best offer.
(863)946-1794
CHEVY FRONT CLIP, '85,
complete with hood, fen-
ders, etc., dual headlights,
$375. (772)519-3979
FORD BRONCO- '79, for parts
only. $300. (863)763-5147
FORD RANGER-'98, Wrecked,
Hit on the drivers front side.
No damage to motor, Low
mi. $1000. 863-634-2077
ISUZU PUP-'85, For parts on-
ly. $150. (863)763-5147
PONTIAC GRAND AM'89
For parts, no title $250
(863)674-0825
RIMS & TIRES- 4 AKUZA 20"
good condition $800 or best
offer (863)763-3349 Askfor
Patrick


A~bi Notice


BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
By/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
66602 CGS 7/7,14/05
NOTICE
Notice Is hereby given that on 7/16/2005
at 11:00 AM at FORT KNOX SELF
STORAGE, 1025 Commerce Drive,
LaBelle, FL, 863-675-1025, the under-
signed, FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE,
wil sell at Public Sale by competitive
bidding, th personal property hereto-
fore stored with the undersigned:
Angela Billings B-6
Sofa, love seat washer,
dryer & mattresses
Stephanle Yardley L-20
Headboard, footboard, misc. boxes
Anna Pereiro A-6
Mattresses, desk, baby bed,
misc. items.
Robert Hassen 6
Household furniture, bike, misc. Items.
Marcia Hassen B-13 C-l
Misc. boxes & Items
Brad Swearlngen J-56
Table, recliner, sofa, cabinet,
misc. Items
Lynda Davis 113
Misc. items
65696 CGS 7/7/14/05


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ference Room at Hendry Regional y,..,g o-
Medical Center, 500 West Sugarland
Highway, Clewiston, Florida. i
68039 CGS 7/14/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice Is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at Public Auction
free om all prior liens, the following 'i
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to FlRidda Statutes 713.78, to the high- g
esat bidder at 12065 Lakesho Drive,
Canal PL, FL 33438 on July 25, 2005
at 9:00 AM.
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TIRES (4) Bart Wheels,
14x15, 8 lug w/36" Swam-
per's. $600. (863)528-1894




TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a '95 Windstar,
bolts on, cost $120 asking
$80. (863)610-0521.


CAMPER TOP- 8', P/U Long
bed. $150. (863)697-9113
CAMPER TOP- for 8ft bed
pickup, $50.
(863)675-8760.
DODGE RAM CHARGER '85
$800 (863)634-3896
FORD F150 1990, New Drive
Shaft, Tires. Good trans &
A/C. High miles. $850 As
Is. (863)763-2756
FORD F150 P/U 1989, Needs
motor. $1200 or best offer.
(863)634-4104
FORD F250, '95- 6 cyl, AC, 2
fuel tanks, camper top,
$2500 (863)467-0139.
FORD RANGER XLT 1998, 4
cyl., 5 spd., pwr. locks/win.
Runs good. $1800 Call Matt
@ (863)673-0354
MAZDA B2000, '87- w/cap,
good A/C, runs good, 98K
miles. Asking $1800
(239)728-6273.
NISSAN P/U '92
Good condition, low miles,
$3000 (863)634-3896
TOOL BOX- 5' inside dimen-
sion, heavy duty, for pickup.
$40. (863)675-8760.
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FLAT BED TRAILER- Goose
Neck Dove Tail. 18', Heavy du-
ty. $1250. (772)489-6837
FLAT BED UTILITY TRLR-
20ft, dual axle, pressure
treated decking, $800
(863)228-3887.


Chevy Gladiator G20 Van,
'93, w/new trans., 50k mi.
on rebuilt 350, runs great,
$2400. (863)673-2465
MAZDA MPV '90 7'psgr,
6cyl, auto, a/c, good body &
tires, great interior $800
(863)467-6805


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No,: 2005.
AMARILIS VAZQUEZ
AND VICTORIANO VAZQUEZ
Plaintiffs
Vs.
LOURDES FERNANDEZ AND SUSANA
FERNANDEZ, Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Lourdes Fernandez
Ediflclo D-72, Apt #5
Zona 7 Alamar
La Habana, Cuba
Susana Fernandez
Pasaje Cumbre 51
e/13 and 14
Lawton, La Habana, Cuba
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action of
Partition on the following described
property:
Lot 11 Block28, Montura Ranches First
Subdivision according to the Plat here-
of as recorded in Plat Book 3, at pag-
es 37, 38 and 39 of the Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida.
has been filed against you, Lourdes Fer-
nandez and Susana Fernandez, and
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
Elizabeth A. Merceret, Esq., whose ad-
dress s 1800 West 49th Street, Suite
332, Hialeah, Florida 33012, on or be-
fore August 10, 2005 and to file the
original with the clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiffs attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a Default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or Petition.
Dated on this 22nd day.of June, 2005.
Elizabeth A. Merceret, Esq.
Afforney for Defendants
1800 W. 49th Street,
Suite 332
Hialeah, Florida 33012
PH: (305)558-5660
RaBar No: 220094
68068 CGS 7/14,21/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDAIN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
Deutsche Bank National TrusI
Company, as Trustee,
Plaintiff
vs. No. 04-1132 CA
Ronald J. Power; Patricia A. Power,
et al., Doef endants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to
that Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated June 27, 2005, and entered in
civil case number 04-1132 CA, of the
Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Cir-
cuit In and for HendryCounty, Florida,
wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, is
Plaintiff and Ronald J. Power, Patidcia
A. Power, is/are Defetdant(s), I will
sell to' tho highest and best bidder for
cash In front of the main Clerk's office,
being on the second floor hallway,
Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle,
Florida, Hendry County, Florida, at
11:00 am on the 27th day of July,
2005, the following described proper-
ty as set forth In said Rnal Judgment,
to wit
LOT 19, BLOCK D, RIDGEVIEW ES-
TATES AUDITION NO. 2, A SUBDIVI-
SION IN THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
6, PAGES 122 AND 123 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY
FLORIDA.
NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Col-
lectisn Practices Act you are advised
thut this law firm is deemed to be a
debt collector attempting to collect a
debt and any Informetlon obtained
will be used tor that purpose.
Dated the 28th day of June, 2005.


HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 8/2/05
SUBJECT AREA: 217 Time Schedules
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
time schedules.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41,1012.22,1001,42 and 1001,43 ES.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1012.22, 1001.42 AND
1001.43 ES.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, atthe Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for time sched-
ules.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
* additional district economic impact In excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendy County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may he heard on August 2,2005.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for
a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so In writing within 21 days after pub-
lication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule s to re-
quest, In writing, a hearing. The request shallbe submthedto the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the Issues under
considermion.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, In
writing, to the Superintendent of Scools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
tices and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference Into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate In this process,
please notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at
(863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at
least 48 hours priorto the meeting orworkshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office ofthe Superintendent of Schools pursuant
to 120.54(3)(2), ES.
67303 CGS 7/14,21,28 CB 7/28/05


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF
EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT
FOR THE ADOPTING OF THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a public hearing by the Board of Supervisors of
the Everglades Agricultural Area EnvironmentalProtection District will be held on
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. (or immediately following the Annual
Landowners' Meeting) in Commission Chambers, Belle Glade City Hall, 110 Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, West, Belle Glade, FlRodda 33430.
The purpose of this public hearing is to hear all objections to the budget as pro-
posed, to make such changes to the proposed budget as the Board of Supervis-
ors deems necessary and to adopt the budget as finally approved by the Board of
Supervisors forth Distric
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at these meetings he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and tha for such purpose, he/she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record Includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilties Act, any person re-
quiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, because of a
disability orphysical impairment should contact the Disticts Atfomey, Cbades
F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting.
DATED this 29th day of June,2005.
BY: Chade F. Schoech, AssL Secretary and Counsel to the district
66708 CGS 7/7,14/05

NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE
Notice is hereby given tht pursuant to a Writ of Execution, Issued in the Circuit
Court of Dade County, Florida, on the 14th day ol March 2005, in the cause
wherein Clara InternatIonal LTD, Inc. was plaintiff and Rocky's Roofineg Corpo-
ration; Lester Davis, MelanIe Davis are defendants, being Case number
96-2509CA21, in said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry County,
Florida, have levied upon all the right, tile and interest of the defendant Rock
Roofing Corporations; ester Davis, Melane Davis, in and to the following de-
scribed property, to-wit
NE 1/4 of SW 1/4.of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 2.5 AC BLK B LOT 11 Parcel #:
R1-34-43-31-020-000B-011.0 Also known as 1100 Quincy Avenue, Pioneer, FL
And on the 28th day of July, 2005, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court-
house, LaBelle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 am, or as soon thereafter as pos-
sible, I will rffer for sale all the said defendant's, Rocky's Roofing Corpration;
Lester Davis, Melanie Davis, right, title and Interest in the aforesaid real proper-
ty, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, en-
cumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest bidder for CASH IN HAND, the
roceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satis-
faction of the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
*Sheriff
A ot2 J ,. e -o rya 'dot Hendry County, Florida
S By: Andy Lewis
Deputy Shergf
59661 CGS 6/23,30;7/7,14/05

INVITATION FOR SUBCONTRACTOR PRE-QUALIFICATION
Subcontractors, supplIers, vendors of all tdes and services are invited to partici-
pate in this prequalification invitation. Only pre-qualrfled bidders will be invited to
bid on'th construction of Labelle Middle School Media Center Addition and
Renovation.
To be consIdered you must send a letter of Interest requesting a Pre-Qual nation
Package. You must submit the completed Pre-Qualification Package prior to sub-
mitting any proposals or bids. Please till out and return all qualification forms to:
Jonathan Smotherman, Project Manager
W. G. Mills, Inc.
4091 Colonial Blvd., Suite 200
FL Myem, FL 33912
Phone (239) 275-3003 Fax (239)275-4662
This invitation is the only oppose nity to participate in the bidding process. This is
Part I of a two part process. Once received, we will review the Information for
compliance and contact the approved bidders to participate in Part II. Once a
subcontractor or supplier is approved to par te in Part II, they will be notified
as to when they can pick up their bid package.
W. G. Mills, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively seeking all cert-
lfed M/WEB and Small Business subcontractors and suppliers to submit bids on
any portion of this project which may fall within their scope of services,
W. Mills, Inc. reserves the right not to consider bid packages without the retain
of the Pre-Oualiflcation Package.
68004 eB/eGS 7/14/05


EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT.
NOTICE OF 2005
ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING &
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIS-
TRICT that pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the landowners of the EV-
ERGLAOES.AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT
will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. In Commission Cham-
hers, Belle Glade City Hall, 110 Or. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, West, Belle
Glade, Florid o 33430, for the following purposes:
1. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine;
2. Election of Supervlsor(s); and
3. Transacting such other businoes as may property come before the meeting.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the
purpose of this meeting is to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2005-2006 and to
transact any and all business that ma come before the Board.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at these meetings he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal Is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilites Act any person re-
quiring special accommodations to participate In this meeting, because of a
. disability or physical Impairment, should contact the District's Attomey, Charles
E Schoech, at 561 -655-0620 at least five(5) calendar days priortothe Meeting.
DATED this 29th day of June,2005.
BY: Chardes E Schoech, Asst Secretary and Counsel to the District
66700 CGS 7/7,14/05

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Tho School Board of Hendry County will ^-
be accepting sealed bids until JULY
26, 20052:00pm tor Bid #Q06-0001, H^
PROPANE GAS LABELLE AREA. I
Specifications will be available at the
Board's Finance Office at 111 Curry
Street In LaBelle. Call (863) 674-4100 N L Bed.:,el..
to have the specifications faxed or ,fl-" p .//r

Hendry County School Board
Rick Murphy, Chairmanr
67316 CB/CGS 7/7,14/05

The Hendry County Hospital Authority Fi- r.
nanclal Committee will conduct their 'Sf i
monthly business meeting on Thurs- ,
day, July 28 at 10:00 a.m. in the Con- ..




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